American and Canadian skiers will be on the starting line with the rest of the World’s elite skiers when the regular 2004-2005 cross country World Cup starts in Gallivare, Sweden this weekend. Make sure that you check the outcome of Saturday and Sunday’s action by logging on to FasterSkier for daily results, photos and stories from the races.Â
The races were supposed to be held in Ostersund Sweden, but is moved to Gallivare, northern Sweden due to warm weather and lack of snow in Ostersund.
The Swedish federation’s captain, Per Erik Ronnestad says to Swedish Skidsport.com that his team is promising a real ski-party in Gallivare.
— It’s incredibly inspirational to finally getting started. We have waited for this World Cup premiere for a long time, said Per Erik.
North American skiers in action this weekend:
Men: Carl Swenson, Kris Freeman, Justin Freeman, Andrew Johnson
Women: Wendy Wagner
Men: George Grey
Women: Sara Renner