Teodor Peterson leads Sweden's squad to Milano

11 January 2012 10:24
Teodor Peterson leading the way in Rogla
Teodor Peterson leading the way in Rogla -

FIS Tour de Ski 2011/12 is over but there are a lot of competitions left in the season. The city of Milano will be hosting sprint races this weekend and Sweden's team will be fighting for top results again.

Saturday is featuring individual sprint in free technique and on Sunday team sprint is going to take place. Teodor Petersson is a runner up in the current Sprint World Cup ranking 59 points behind the Russian express Alexei Petukhov.

On the ladies' side it is Kikkan Randall who is leading the way. Swedish sprinters Hanna Brodin and Ida Ingemarsdotter are sitting in current 10th and 11th spots. Swedish squad will be missing in Milano Marcus Helllner anc Charlotte Kalla who are recovering after the FIS Tour de Ski. They will come back in the World Cup in Otepää on January 21-22.

Hanna Falk is another no-show in Milano due to illness. "Hanna Falk caught cold during Christmas. She has resumed training but she is not sufficiently prepared to compete with world's cross-country skiing elite," ladies' coach Rikard Grip explained. 

Ladies squad for Milano

Magdalena Pajala, Piteå Elit
Jennie Öberg, Piteå Eli
Linn Sömskar, IFK Umeå
Hanna Brodin, Åsarna IK
Ida Ingemarsdotter, Åsarna IK
Mia Ericsson, Piteå Elit

Men's squad for Milano

Teodor Petersson, Åsarna IK
Emil Jönsson, Årsunda IF
Jesper Modin, Piteå Elit
Anton Lindblad, Östersunds SK
Johan Edin, IFK Mora SK
Robin Bryntesson, Sollefteå SK
Calle Halvarsson, Falun-Borlänge SK

Press release Swedish Ski Team