Cross Country Tour back to business in Otepää | FIS Cross Country

14 February 2017 09:28

After a two-weeks pause, the World Cup in cross-country skiing is back on track in Estonia for the 14th time this year and it attracts friends of winter sports to the winter capital Otepää on Feb. 18-19 with Sprint races in free technique plus a women's 10 km and a men's 15 km mass start in classic at the Tehvandi Sports Centre stadium. This stage will also serve as dress rehearsal for the upcoming FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti.

Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002.

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