Ski Classics experienced a Fair Play incident in yesterdays König Ludwig Lauf on which Ski Classics will take action.
During the last kilometer in König Ludwig Lauf, the athletes Sandra Hansson and Seraina Boner, had an intense fight for the leading position in the women class. These so-called fights are a part of cross-country skiing ,however, in this particular fight Sandra Hansson clearly blocked Seraina Boner on several occasions in an unfair way. It is stated in Ski Classics Rules Paragraph 8, that “All athletes participating in Ski Classics must act according to Fair Play”, hence Sandra Hansson’s behavior was in violation to this paragraph.
Ski Classics will reduce Sandra Hansson´s score in the Ski Classics Champion race with 30 points, and she will receive 70 points for König Ludwig Lauf instead of 100 points.
No adjustment will be made to Seraina Boners 80 points. Hence Seraina Boner is the new leader of Ski Classics Champion race.
Please note that this penalty only affects Ski Classics, and not FIS Marathon Cup.
Ski Classics will continue to promote Fair Play in cross-country skiing, and strongly believe that this was a single isolated incident by Sandra Hansson.
Video of the situation: