The long distance ski championships across Europe, Ski Classics, move this weekend to Germany, where König Ludwig Lauf will held. Ski Classics consist of the six most prestigious cross country long distance events in the world. König Ludwig Lauf is a 42km race in classic technique with the finish in the city of Oberammergau.
The overall leader in the Ski Classics Champion race Oskar Svärd, Team Exspirit, will be challenged by first of all the double poling specialists such as last weekend´s Marcialonga winner Jerry Ahrlin and Jörgen Aukland from Team Xtra Personell and Team Patria Directs Stanislav Rezac. There are also interested starts in the Norwegians Simen Östensen and Thomas Alsgaard, both Team United Bakeries, the later finished 3rd in last weekend´s 15km Norwegian Championship. The women Ski Classics Champion race has a tied first place between Sandra Hansson, Team United Bakeries, and Seraina Boner, Engadin Skimarathon. And behind them the two double poling specialists from Team Exspirit, Jenny Hansson and Susanne Nyström, are ready to challenge for the victory.
The course consists of two laps of each 21km and has two Ski Classics Sprints at 3,5km and 13,5km.
The race can be followed live at the Ski Classics Live Center at www.skiclassics.com .
Information and current standings at: www.skiclassics.com
Ski Classics events 2011:
Ski Classics Event 1 Jizerska Padesatka Czech Republic 9 January 2011
Ski Classics Event 2 Marcialonga Italy 30 January 2011
Ski Classics Event 3 König Ludwig Lauf Germany 6 February 2011
Ski Classics Event 4 Vasaloppet Sweden 6 March 2011
Ski Classics Event 5 Birkebeinerrennet Norway 19 March 2011
Ski Classics Final Norefjellrennet Norway 2 April 2011
Top 3 Standings before König Ludwig Lauf:
Ski Classics Team
1 Team Exspirit 378 points
2 Team Xtra Personell 311 points
3 Team United Bakeries 274 points
Ski Classics Champion
1 Oskar Svärd Team Exspirit 177 points
2 Stanislav Rezac Team Patria Direct 146 points
3 Anders Aukland Team Xtra Personell 123 points
1 Sandra Hansson Team United Bakeries 180 points
1 Serraina Boner Engadin Skimarathon Team 180 points
3 Susanne Nyström Team Exspirit 140 points
Ski Classics Sprint
1 Oskar Svärd Team Exspirit 17 points
2 Anders Aukland Team Xtra Personell 13 points
3 Jerry Ahrlin Team United Bakeries 10 points