Each nation can only enter one team at next years two person sprint relay at the Worlds in Oberstdorf, Germany. The race will this time be held in the freestyle (skating) technique. Â The situation in Norway is that not only are all the sprinters drooling to make one of the two legs, but some members of the regular team are also feeling that they have a chance at qualifying for what’s called â€œthe hardest team to makeâ€.
Tore Ruud Hofstad, a member of the regular national team is one of the skiers that want to fight for a one of the two spots.
– I really want to race that race. I can do a great job in that relay if I’m in shape, says Hofstad.