Pre-competition facts and video preview: Team Relay - UPDATED

08 December 2013 09:01
Lillehammer
Lillehammer -
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Day two of the Lillehammer FIS World Cups presented by Viessmann features the ladies' and men's team relays.  Check out the video preview of men's 3.75 km free technique loop. 

COMPETITION COURSES

Ladies: 4 x 5 km (4x 2 x 2.5 km) Intermediates: 0.8 km, 2.0 km

Men: 4x 7.5 km (4 x 2 x 3.75 km)  Intermediates: 0.8 km, 3.4km

SNOW CONDITIONS

Mix of artificial and natural snow

Remarks to Competition and Competitors

• March in to the start -3 min to the start

• Justyna Kowalczyk will not start in tomorrow’s relday

ATHLETE QUOTES

Kikkan Randall (USA)
I felt like I had good energy out there but wasn't able to ski as technically well as I wanted. I skied an even pace but I still can't quite seem to find that real aggressive race gear. I was hoping for a little better today but it was still a solid race. I think this will be the perfect preparation for the relay tomorrow. Awesome to see Sadie have another really strong day as well!

Johan Olsson (SWE)
I have a full respect to the course in Lillehammer. The 5 km track was very tough. It’s one of the toughest course I have ever skied. It does include nice hills too but they are short. You have to give what you get.