New exciting winter season in Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa (Italy) unveiled
Winter Universiade, FIS Tour de Ski, Marcialonga and Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships
Thousands of ski lovers and XC champions expected
Val di Fiemme and Marcialonga unveiled all details and news about incoming winter season, yesterday in Milan. According to calendar, winter is on its way, temperatures are constantly lowering and the first snowfalls are expected pretty soon in Northern Italy as well as in Trentino region. Therefore, Marcialonga and Nordic Ski Fiemme OCs are all warming up in order to welcome next sport events in the most appropriate way.
In the last decades, Trentino and Val di Fiemme in particular, has become a sort of cradle of Nordic sports, as it hosted three Nordic World Ski Championships and over 120 World Cup races. ‘Now, it’s time for a new exciting and certainly demanding season, but we all look forward to it’, Pietro De Godenz and Angelo Corradini – Fiemme and Marcialonga OC presidents – pointed out at the official presentation press conference held in Milan city centre yesterday.
In Val di Fiemme the season will kick off next 11 December with the 2013 Winter Universiade Trentino whose programme reads all Nordic competitions including biathlon events scheduled until 21 December. FIS Tour de Ski’s last stages are scheduled on 4 and 5 January, 2014 in Lago di Tesero (XC Stadium) and Final Climb on the Alpe Cermis uphill track.
The XC Arena and the Ski Jumping Stadium located in Predazzo will house the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships from 27 January to 3 February, while the notorious ski-marathon Marcialonga will get back on track in Val di Fiemme and close-by Val di Fassa on 26 January. Over 7.500 skiers are expected at the start in Moena, at the foot of majestic Dolomites and several long-distance XC superstars already registered, such as the Aukland brothers and their compatriots Kveli, Alsgaard, Skari and Svartedal, Sweden’s Svärd, Ahrlin, Nyström and Södergren, Russia’s Jambaeva, Dementiev and Rotchev, and Nicola Morandini and Cristian Zorzi of Italy.
Marcialonga is part of the FIS Marathon Cup, the 2014 Worldloppet circuit and Swix Ski Classics series, while Marcialonga Story, Stars, Young and Minimarcialonga side events are scheduled on the eve of the race as well as on the race day (updated programme on www.marcialonga.it).
The 2014 Marcialonga XC event forms the Combined Event ‘Punto3 Craft’ together with 2014 Marcialonga Cycling Craft (29 June) and Marcialonga Running (7 September). These two other events were also presented yesterday in Milan.
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