World Cup Sprint Changes Discussion: Impossible To Avoid Specializing

FasterSkierMay 12, 2005

Source: — Translated by Torbjorn Karlsen that FIS has decided that 30 skiers will advance from the prolog is most competitions starting next season and two sprint World Cup races will have prologs that are twice as long as the finals

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The recent changes are a result of FIS’s desire to make it possible for the distance skiers to succeed in sprint races as well.

Norway’s sprint coach for the men’s team believes that the development in sprint racing has gone too far to be reversed.

– Specializing has already happened. FIS is trying to stop something that has already happened. This should have been discussed more before it was decided, so that new rules suddenly don’t just appear, says Ulf Morten Aune.

Aune says that you can see specializing in all areas, both within the different techniques and distances, and that this is a result of higher level.

– These changes are strange, says Aune.


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