Pre-Competition facts for stage two of Ruka Triple
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.
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:
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.