Press release by Worldloppet.com
It is time for the season to start. Unfortunately La Foulee Blanche, which was supposed to host the first FIS Worldloppet Cup stage 2017 last week, had to be cancelled. So the circuit is now starting a week later with the originally second stage, the Dolomitenlauf in the Austrian Dolomites. On the 22nd of January the 42 km skating race will show us if Toni Livers (SUI) can defeat his overall victory of 2016 and who his chasers will be. Same counts for Aurelie Dabudyk from France: This season the women's red group is stronger than ever.
ELITE SKIERS IN OBERTILLIACH/AUSTRIA
Swiss skier Toni Livers is one of the favourites to win the Dolomitenlauf: last year, he topped the overall rankings for the FIS Worldloppet Cup and recently finished the Tour de Ski on the 20th place. The FIS Worldloppet Cup winner has also already won the Dolomitenlauf in 2015. Alongside Livers, the entire podium from the last marathon winter will be attending: Bastien Poirrier (FRA) and Candide Pralong (FRA). The next Frenchman, Ivan Perrillat-Boiteux, is also a top skier, having won an Olympic medal in Sochi and secured overall fourth place in the cup rankings last season. Benoit Chauvet and Sergio Bonaldi also have a good chance of getting on the winner’s rostrum. And Austria’s hope is Thomas Zlöbl of the Atomic Racing Team. He finished the Dolomitenlauf 2016 among the top 20 with his 18th place.
The FIS Worldloppet Cup winter 2017 is promising an exciting competition in the ladies races. The starting list counts more top-favourites than it has for a long time. The victory at the Dolomitenlauf could go to French skier Aurélie Dabudyk. Last season, she was the overall winner in the FIS Worldloppet Cup and in 2016, won the women’s race in the Dolomitenlauf. Her competitors coming from the Czech Republic, Klara Moravcova, from Switzerland, Seraina Boner and from USA with Caitlin Gregg. Tatjana Mannima (EST) who is also and FIS Worldloppet Cup overall winner also returns into the cup after a baby break.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATA
Standings and Results
You will find the results of the Dolomitenlauf and the FIS Worldloppet Cup overall ranking directly after the race ends on our website: FIS Worldldloppet Cup Results.
Last year's winners
FIS Worldloppet Cup Overall 2016 Men: Toni Livers/SUI
FIS Worldloppet Cup Overall 2016 Women: Aurelie Dabuyk/FRA
The next FIS Worldloppet Cup events:
- 1st FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: La Foulee Blanche/FRA - cancelled
- 2nd FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: Dolomitenlauf/AUT - 22/01/2017
- 3rd FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: Marcialonga/ITA - 29/01/2017
- 4th FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: König Ludwig Lauf/GER - 05/02/2017
- 5th FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: La Transjurasienne/FRA - 12/02/2017
- 6th FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: Tartu Maraton/EST - 26/02/2017
- 7th FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: Engadin Skimarathon/SUI - 12/03/2017
- 8th & final FIS Worldloppet Cup stage: Ugra Skimarathon/RUS - 08/04/2017