Kowalczyk and Poltaranin to open their seasons in Muonio.

12 November 2013 07:30
Justyna Kowalczyk scored hattrick in Muonio
Justyna Kowalczyk scored hattrick in Muonio -

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland leads a deep women's field into the 3 days of competition in Muonio, Finland this weekend.  Last season Kowalczyk swept all three races. 

The three day event begins with classic technique sprints on Friday November 15. Saturday will be 5/10 km classic and 10/15 km free technique on Sunday.  In total, 571 athletes are registered made up of 215 women and 356 men from 23 different countries.  The Finnish, Czech and Russian National teams will be competing, including familiar World Cup names like Lahteenmaki,  Malvelehto, Saarinen, Dotsenko, Prochazkova, Shevchenko, Matveeva and many others.  On the men's side, names like Bauer, Eliassen, Poltoranin, Chebotko, Heikkinen, Koukal are spread amongst the many on the registration list.  

For a complete list of all registered athletes click HERE