Fourteen Norwegians lined up for Düsseldorf
Norway is sending a contingent of fourteen athletes to Düsseldorf, Germany. The National Team racers split up this week to Davos and the city at the Rhine river.
World Cup in Düsseldorf represents first sharp racing test for Norwegian sprint team - Sprintgutta. "Everybody wants to perform well, and there is no doubt that the internal competition is also important" writes Anders Gloersen on sprintgutta.no. In addition to the sprint team Kent Ove Clausen and Paul Golberg got a ticket to Düsseldorf. "Both Kent Ove and Paul have been fast in the qualifiers and that is important in the sprint,"said national coach Ulf Morten Aune.
Anders Gloersen will defend second place from last year Norwegian sprint specialists occupied four spots in top 5. Only Alexey Petukhov stole victory for Russia.
Ladies' national sprint team Jon Arne Schjetne sends four ladies to the fight for World Cup points. In addition, Kari Ear Slinde and Mari Eide will get a chance to race for Norway thanks to their good performances in the start of the season.
Norwegian team for Düsseldorf
Ola Vigen Hattestad
John Kristian Dahl
Kent Ove Cluasen
Maiken C. Falla
Kari V. Gjeitnes
Kari Øyre Slind
Kathrine Rolsted Harsem