The 2010 US 30km/50km Championships and SuperTour Finals are just a month away, and organizers in Madawaska and Fort Kent, Maine are preparing for an outstanding event. With ample snow at both the 4 Seasons Lodge in Madawaska and the 10th Mountain Lodge in Fort Kent (host of 2004 and 2011 Biathlon World Cup events), competitors can expect excellent racing conditions and challenging courses. The SuperTour Finals will follow a tour-de-ski format, which will yield daily champions in a 10/7.5km classic race, a classic sprint, and a freestyle hill-climb, as well as overall champions of the three-day event. The total purse to be awarded throughout the four days of racing is $16,000.
These races are expected to draw the US National and Olympic teams as well as many Canadian National and Junior National team members. Director of US Nordic Skiing, John Farra, explained, “We are all excited about this series of USSA SuperTour events that will close out the 2010 season. This has the makings of the best points races of the year [in the United States] with the expectation that all the U.S. World Cup athletes will be able to be present.” The strength of the field will also likely result in the best USSA and FIS point races in North America this season with the exception of World Cup and Olympic competitions.
In addition to excellent racing, a Fast and Female clinic will be hosted by a group of the top women in attendance. Local girls will have the opportunity to meet, ski with, and get to know some of the fastest women in the country in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Race information and registration is online at www.supertourfinals2010.com.