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Champions return to defend their titles

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Both Adam Johansson and Lisa Svensson have confirmed their participation in the upcoming 2014 China Tour de Ski and will defend their overall titles secured in great style last season. The Swedish ski stars will face stern opposition, though, and Johansson will be up against the "Ski King of China" Anders Hoegberg.

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2014 China Tour de Ski

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After the great success of last year, the 2014 China Tour de Ski has set the bar at the same height with six stages in three different areas of China. The Tour will commence in the North East and continue via Inner Mongolia to the far west of Xinjiang. It all starts on New Year's Day!

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Anders Hoegberg remains King in China

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Although he focusses on marathon skiing now, Sweden's Anders Hoegberg once again topped the result sheet in China as he beat Henri Jelonen in today's Summer Ski sprint in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia. Norway's Astrid Bruland was the fastest woman, beating China's Man Dandan into second place.

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European skiers gearing up for Yakeshi

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For the second year in succession elite skiers from Europe will face a national China selection at the Yakeshi Summer Ski Sprint in Inner Mongolia. The list of European athletes coming to race on the 19th of June has been released and it features some hot names.

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China Tour de Ski champions go Yakeshi

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The 2013 Summer Ski competition in Inner Mongolia's Yakeshi wil greet a number of top stars from the wintertime China Tour de Ski circuit. Sweden's Anders Hoegberg, triple Vasaloppet China winner, and Lisa Svensson, last winter's female champion have both confirmed their participation on 19 June.

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The Summer Ski is back in June

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The Summer Ski Sprint is back with a competition in Yakeshi in Inner Mongolia on June 19th. In total there will be 20 foreigners and 20 Chinese skiers fighting for the fame and glory. The concept and scale will be almost identical to the event in Yakeshi last year with the change that after the skiing on June 19th the international skiers will continue to Changchun in Jilin Province and participate in the Vasa Cross Country Running Festival (www.vasarun.com). After the skiing and running events the international skiers will go to Beijing for a few days before going back home.

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Adam Johansson dots the i in Nalati

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Adam Johansson only had to qualify for the quarterfinals to wrap up the overall classification in the men's, but he pushed it to the limit one more time and claimed his fourth stage victory in the Nalati Ski Sprint. Matthias Jonasson was closely behind in second, while Kusti Kittilae secured his runner-up spot in the overall with a place in the semis. It is Johansson's second China Tour de Ski title after 2010.

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