Roberto DeZolt, the winner of this season’s first long distance FIS Marathon Cup and Worldloppet race, The Sgambeda, will head a good group of SOLDA/TorbjornSport skiers at the Birkie. He is joined by team-mate Ivan Margaroli, also a member of the Italian National long-distance team. Here’s some personal information on our two Birkie race favorites:
ROBERTO DE ZOLT was born in Tolmezzo, Italy in 1970, is 6 feet (180 cm) tall and weighs 73 kg. He has been part of the Italian National Team since 1988. This year’s goals are to win the overall FIS MARATHON CUP, where he is currently number 4. His favorite food is green pepper filet steak with his favorite wine Brunello di Montalcino. Favorite wax: Solda PowerJet/2.
SOLDA Glide wax is made in Italy and has great traditions at the Birkie. Recent overall victories on SOLDA include Russian Nadezhada Slessareva (2001) and American Jeanie Wall (2002).
Log on to www.torbjornsport.com to see Team SOLDA/TBS’s wax recommendations for the upcoming Birkie
Team SOLDA/TBS has a large contingency of strong age group contenders entered in the Birkie as well:
Diane Tremblay (age 30 – 34) — 8th overall last year
Kent Murdoch (age 40-44)
David Zink (age 40-44)
Karen Waeschle (age 40-44)
Don Pollari (age 40-44)
Jim DeDomenico (40-44)
Jim Mullen (45-49)
Randy Beckner (age 50-54)
Chris Ramsom (50 — 54)
Per Johnsen (age 60)
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