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Swedish Skidsport.com has started a petition in an attempt to eliminate the mass start in pursuit and other long races that the World Cup has been favoring the last few years. Over 1000 fans in Sapporo have signed a petition with hundreds more signing on every day. Scandinavian news reports that Swedish and Norweigian TV viewers have been bored out-of-their minds watching cross country racers ski in a group for 99% of the race with lousy tempo, and then a furious sprint the last 200 meters!