Philip Furrer (SUI) in the men's and Li Xin (CHN) in the women's were the winners of the 2012 Summer Ski Sprint at the beautiful Fengguan Ski Course in Yakeshi, a resort town in the north of Inner Mongolia, China. Furrer left his opponents little chance as he outsprinted Chinese Sun Qinghai and Swede Johan Eriksson for the honours. The Chinese team proved to be in very good shape, as illustrated by a 1-2 in the female category, Li Xin edging Li Hongxue for the win, as
Chinese and European professional skiers are set to compete in an exciting sprint event in the beautiful setting of Yaskeshi, near Hulunbeir City in the north of Inner Mongolia on 20 June. The event marks the return of Nordic Ways' China Summer Ski Tour after a one-year-hiatus .
Twenty top skiers from countries such as Sweden, Norway, Italy and Switzerland will face tough opposition during the 1.3km sprint race, as the China Ski Association (CSA) has confirmed the participation of the top 10 in both the men's and women's categories of last winter's Chinese Winter Games in Jilin City!
The Summer Ski Sprint is back with a competition in Yakeshi on June 20th. In total there will be 40 professional skiers who fight for the fame and glory, 20 foreigners and 20 Chinese. The concept and scale will be almost identical to the event in Yakeshi 2 years ago. The European skiers will arrive in Beijing on 15th or 16th of June (depending on flight availability) and then move onto Changchun to participate in the Vasa Cross Country Running Festival before heading to Yakeshi via Beijing. On June 21st the European skiers will go back to Beijing for a few days before heading back to Europe.
Swedish cross country skiing star Andreas Hoegberg outran Norway's Sindre Hoff in a hotly disputed final of the 10th Vasaloppet China in Changchun. After 52.5k in sunny but cold conditions in Jingyue Park, Hoegberg had a gap of less than half a minute over Sindre. His victory in the biggest cross country skiing event in Asia also made Hoegberg the overall winner of the 2012 China Tour de Ski.