When Tour de ski China continued during Tuesday 29th, Swedish skiers again took many top positions. With a strong and convincing performance, Anna Simberg, from Bore won the women’s sprint final ahead of Therese Svensson, from Jarpen. The men’s sprint also saw Swedes on the podium where Adam Johansson claimed victory just ahead of Gustav Hall, both from Club IFK Mora.
With 28 minus degrees and snow having fallen during the night, there conditions were tough during the sprint stage. The sun warmed a bit during the day and the
It seems that today was the day of the 80s generation skiers in the men’s sprint in Xiwuqi. With Swedish Adam Johansson taking the 1stplace, followed by Gustav Hall (SWE), Remi Damevin (FRA) and Johan Edin (SWE), all four top skiers on today’s podium was born 85 or later, leaving more senior skiers like Anders Hogberg and Peter Larsson behind in the small final.
The 2nd stage of Tour de Ski China went two laps a total of 1350m in the same cold weather as yesterday, about minus 15 degrees celcius
With about three weeks to go to the 3rd Tour de Ski China, there are skiers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France,Switzerland, China etc confirmed to take part. One of them is Maria Rydqvist who is new to the Tour in China. Maria is a well merited skier with two wins in the Swedish National Championships and 4 top 30 positions in Tour de Ski among other merits Her best World Cup finish was third in a 4x5km event in Sweden 2007.
In the men’s tour, a participant who is making a comeback is Swedish Peter Larsson. Peter who recently withdrew from the professional ski scene is making an exclusive appearance in Tour de Ski China of which he won two stages in the first edition in 2008. Peter who has 4 FIS World Cup stage victories in his career got
On Saturday December 26th, skiers set out from Europe for competitions in Tour de Ski China. They will be on a 9 days trip with 3 days of varied cross country races where they will not only compete with each other, but also with the ever improving skiers in Chinas National Ski Team.
All in all there will be some 100 athletes, coaches, waxing staff, leaders and referees on the tour which starts with a sprint on the Inner Mongolian grass plains of