Pre-Competition facts for stage two of Ruka Triple

30 November 2013 07:12
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Stage two of the Ruka Triple will feature the individual start classic competition.  It will be 5 km of the ladies and 10 km for the men.  The temperature has risen since yesterday but the wind has also come up.  But snow conditions are perfect for a great event. 

Competition Courses

Ladies: 1 x 5.0 km 

Intermediate points: 3.1 km

Men: 2 x 5.0 km
Intermediate points: 3.1/ 6.4/8.1 km

You can find the detailed weather forecast at:

www.yr.no/place/Finland/Oulu/Ruka/hour_by_hour.html

Snow Conditions

Cold, hard packed icy granular mix artificial and natural snow

Special Remarks to Competition and Participants

Athlete and Coach Quotes

  • Anton Gafarov leads The Ruka triple in spite of finishing in second place in Stage 1 – bonus seconds are deducted from the qualification time
  • Gafarov, Kriukov, Ustiugov withdraw from Ruka Triple
  • No bonus seconds to awarded in Stage 2
  • Same 5 km course as last year

Charlotte Kalla, SWE

It’s going to be fun to compete in 5 km classic. We cannot relax too much, not before Sunday.

Justyna Kowalczyk, POL

5km classic is a good competition for me. I am hoping for a strong performance.

Eirik Brandsdal, NOR

I’m looking forward to the next two distance competitions. I have to admit I am not that strong in distance competitions but I will do my best. I think the 10 km tomorrow will fit me better than the final competition on Sunday. Maybe in the yellow bib I can perform little bit better.