The World Cup resumes this weekend with the 45-kilometer long classic Swedish Vasaloppet â€œTjeivasanâ€ for women, and then 90-kilometer classic Vasaloppet for men on Saturday.
It will be a tough end of the season for those who are in the hunt for the overall World Cup title like Canada’s Beckie Scott, currently sitting in third place behind the leader Marit Bjorgen of Norway and second place Julia Tschepalova of Russia. Bjorgen has announced that she will be racing the next five races, but we have recently seen that such plans can change.
On the agenda are five Scandinavian races in seven days in five different cities. This is followed by a sprint race in Changchun, China 4 days after the famous Holmenkollen, Oslo 30/50-k before the season finale team-sprint and pursuit in Sapporo, Japan.
The remaining World Cup Schedule:
March 4. — 45-k classic mass-start for women, Mora, Sweden
March 5. — 90-k classic mass-start for men, Mora, Sweden
March 7. — Skate sprint men and women Borlaenge, Sweden
March 8. — Men’s and women’s pursuit, Falun, Sweden
March 9. — Men’s and women’s classic sprint, Drammen, Norway
March 11. — 30/50-K freestyle, Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway
March 15. — Sprint freestyle, Changchun, China
March 18. — Team sprint, Sapporo, Japan
March 19. — Men’s and women’s pursuit, Sapporo, Japan
Sapporo is the site of next year’s World Championship.