Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - Information
Even More from the FIS on Ski Duathlon

There has been seemingly endless discussions on the concept of ski duathlon, here is a final update:

Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian member of the Cross Country World Cup Committee, says that the concept of ski duathlon races will be tested throughout the season in several continental cup races.

Changes (if any) may thus be made ahead of the official world cup debut in Falun, Sweden in March 2002.

As
www.wintersport.as has reported, the original FIS decision to make the changing of boots mandatory has indeed changed, leaving the options completely open.

The first part of the event will be classic, so the athletes may thus ski the last part any way they want (free technique) with any sort of equipment they want. The men will likely ski 2X10k in a mass start format.

Ulvang belives that the athletes will choose to change ski and poles to gain maximum equipment benefits.

Ulvang won 3 gold medals and a silver medal in the 1992 Olympic games in Albertville, France

Source: www.wintersport.as


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