Long distances at Holmenkollen

01 March 2012 11:10
Therese Johaug wins 30 km Mass Start in Oslo 2011
Therese Johaug wins 30 km Mass Start in Oslo 2011 -

It is year one after the amazing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo and the cradle of Nordic skiing – the Holmenkollen – is again ready to host the Nordic family. From 9th-11th March the athletes from the three Nordic disciplines will compete there. For the Cross-Country skiers, mass start competitions over 30 km for ladies and a 50 km for men in classic technique are on the schedule.

On Saturday, the focus will be on the men’s 50 km where thanks to the intermediate bonus sprints, a large number of World Cup points (6 intermediate sprints yield 190 points) can be won. The ladies’ competition will take place on Sunday and the distance specialists will fight for a total of 160 World Cup points (4 intermediate sprints) in that race.

“I am looking forward to returning to Holmenkollen the year after the World Championships,” said Jürg Capol, FIS Race Director. “I hope that this year will again see thousands of people join us alongside the Cross-Country tracks, camp in the woods and cheer for the athletes. Especially on the women’s side, this race can be decisive for the overall World Cup.”

Starting times

Saturday, 10th March

Mass start 30 km,C ladies 12.00h CET

Sunday, 11th March

Mass 50 km C men 11.00h* CET

Top three in March 2011 -

30 km F Ladies     50 km F Men    
1. Therese Johaug NOR 1. Petter Northug NOR
2. Marit Bjoergen NOR 2. Maxim Vylegzhanin RUS
3. Justyna Kowalczyk POL 3. Tord Asle Gjerdalen NOR

More information at: www.holmenkollen-worldcup.no