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. : Eliassen and Johansson Norgren conquer the VISMA ALP TROPHY TOUR - 07 2019 - 09:57

SKI CLASSICS. The Visma Alp Trophy competition, a mini-tour within Visma Ski Classics combining the four Alp events is now concluded as the final race of the series Toblach-Cortina was canceled. Making the Visma Alp Trophy consist of three races this season; Kaiser Maximilian Lauf in Seefeld, Austria, La Diagonela in Zuoz, Switzerland, and Marcialonga in Cavalese, Italy.

The battle between the podium skiers was extremely fierce, both in the mens and womens competitions. Team BN Banks Petter Eliassen and Lager 157 Ski Teams Britta Johansson Norgren both won two races of the three; the first and the last ones. La Diagonela proved to be a tough challenge for both of them as Eliassen was 4thand Johansson Norgren 3rd. Their two wins paved the way for the overall victory in Visma Alp Trophy, but the fight for the remaining podium places turned out to be very thrilling, especially in the womens competition.
Katerina Smutná, ED System Bauer Team, and Astrid Øyre Slind, Team Koteng, were able to collect the same amount of points, 450, but since the former won one of the races, La Diagonela, she finished second while Øyre Slind had to settle for being third in the overall competition. In the mens competition, the two other podium places behind Eliassen went to Team Radge Eiendoms athletes Andreas Nygaard and Tord Asle Gjerdalen, respectively, but only 55 points separated these two pro skiers.
The winners of this esteemed tour are going to be awarded with the prize money of 5,000. The second leg of this concept, Visma Nordic Trophy, will start on Sunday, March 3, in Sweden when the king of the ski races, Vasaloppet, takes place.  Besides this legendary race, that competition has three other events in the Nordic countries; Birkebeinerrennet and Reistadløpet in Norway and Ylläs-Levi in Finland. Visma Ski Classics continues this weekend with Jizerska 50 in the Czech Republic.

Visma will hand out prize money to the winning male and female skier in each competition, after the final event Ylläs-Levi.

Press Release
Visma Ski Classics
Wed, February 6, 2019 6:32 pm
Photo by Magnus Östh / Visma Ski Classics
Visma Ski Classics IX (2018/2019)
Event 1: 30th November, Pro Team Prologue Livigno Italy 15 km
Event 2: 2nd December, Individual Prologue Livigno Italy 30 km
Event 3: 12th January, Kaiser Maximilian Lauf Seefeld Austria 60 km
Event 4: 19th January, La Diagonela St Moritz Switzerland 65 km
Event 5: 27th January, Marcialonga Trentino Italy 70 km
Event 6: 2nd February, Toblach-Cortina Italy 42 km
Event 7: 10th February, Jizerska Padesatka Czech Republic 50 km
Event 8: 3rd March, Vasaloppet Sweden 90 km
Event 9: 10th March, Engadin Skimarathon Maloja-S-chanf Switzerland 42 km
Event 10: 16th March, Birkebeinerrennet Norway 54 km
Event 11: 6th April, Reistadløpet Bardufoss Norway 50 km
Event 12: 13th April, Ylläs-Levi Finland 67 km

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