Getting ready for Dusseldorf: Down from altitude

FasterSkierOctober 26, 2006

The Norwegian sprint team is doing their final Dusseldorf preparations in the skitunnel in Torsby, Sweden

The Norwegian sprint team will be training in Torsby, Sweden from October 23 to the 26 in their finale preparations for the sprint World Cup opener in Dusseldorf, Germany. Other teams, including the US Sprint Team, are also there.

The team will be utilizing the skitunnel for on-snow training and do additional dryland training in and around Torsby. Hard training is on the agenda.

– It’s the finale preparations. We are going there in order to train harder that what we would be able to do at altitude, says cross country boss, Age Skinnstad

Sprint coach Ulf Morten Aune says that the camp is about getting the engines started.

– We want to ski fast in Dusseldorf, and the skiers are therefore doing some hard training at home before we get together for traditional preparations in Torsby, says Aune.

They will do a sprint session in the tunnel on Wednesday in order to adjust the speed for Dusseldorf.

– Everyone is healthy and it’s looking very good. It’s now about avoiding all the fall type illnesses that are always floating around at this time of year, says Aune.

The Norwegian women’s team is still in Val Senales, doing their finale preparations there.


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