Today is the first stage of the 4th Tour De Ski China, Dec. 28th, 2010. There have been around 80 professional skiers from over 10 countries taking part in. The top 2 Man’s 5.4km skiers are both from Sweden and Chinese skiers have taken the Women’s 3.6km first 5 places.
It’s pretty a crucial day for all skiers with the temperature of -19.3℃ in Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia. The whole race begins at 15:00. For Man’s 5.4km, Jonhansson Adam and Hoegberg Anders, both from Sweden, are almost keeping the same pace for the whole event. Hoegberg was beaten by Jonhansson only with the gap of 1.08 in
the end. For Women’s 3.6km part, Lihongxue and E Yingcui both from China have been the 1st and 2nd places respectively only within 3 seconds! The Chinese group has covered the first 5 places of female race.
This Asian tour continue tomorrow by a Sprint competition, also in XiWuQi, over 1200m in free technique for both women and men. On Thursday, December 30, the 80 athletes will compete in the famous National Stadium, Bird Nest, in Beijing and on Jan. 02 the tour ends up with 9th Vasaloppet China 2011 over 50K. Keep tuned!
Jonhansson Adam (No.20) and Hoegberg Anders(No.1), both from Sweden, are almost keeping the same pace for the whole event
Whole competition gets started