World Champion Martin Koukal to race at 2005 Colorado International Spring Series

FasterSkierMarch 24, 2005

You do not want to miss this race! The 2005 edition of the Colorado International Spring Series (CISS) starts on Saturday, March 26th and this year’s event is set to deliver great snow, plenty of fun, and a stellar field from all over the world.

The field is set: skiers from Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Russia will join a full slate of North American’s elite teams. Representatives from team Brazil and Thailand will add a bit of spice to the event and serve as a testament to the world-wide growth of Nordic ski racing.

Andrew Johnson of the US Ski Team will return to defend his 2004 CISS title. New to this year’s event are Martin Koukal of the Czech Republic, 2003 World Champion at 50km and Kris Freeman of the United States, fourth place at the 2003 World Champions at 15km, and the first American to qualify for the World Cup Red Group (top 30). Looking to make their marks or move up the podium are Ivan Babikov of Russia, second at last year’s CISS and 2005 Super Tour champ, and Germany’s Rene Reisshauer, 2005 double NCAA champion from the University of Denver.

Not to be overlooked, a quality women’s field will be lead by defending champion Rebecca Dussault of the US Ski Team, Wendy Wagner of the US Ski Team and Sigrid Aas of Norway. Rest assured, the lady’s races will be competitive and entertaining.

While the CISS will feature a world-class elite field, it is also a celebration of the democratic nature of Nordic skiing racing, allowing the average citizen racer to toe-the-line with the best in the world. Do not miss your chance to ski and play–or simply watch–some of the world’s best skiers in a unique Nordic stage-race format. Register today at or be at the Devil’s Thumb stadium on Saturday, March 26th or at any of the other events in the 10-day race series.


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