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09 • 07 • 2014

Latvian Championship in Rollerskiing as World Cup trial

On 19 and 20th July Latvian Skiing Association together with society “A-Madona”  will organize first stage of Latvian championships in rollersking as FIS competitions, which will be also as World cup trial, because next summer Madona will host the World cup stage in rollerskiing. Two days competition will include 200m sprint in classical style in the streets of city Madona on the first day and 6km and 10km distance in free technique with interval start on next day in famous skiing and biathlon centre “Smecersils”, where the stage of Scandinavian cup in cross country skiing has taken place the last four years.

Latvian championships in rollerskiing is organized every summer in Madona and Priekuli, but this time the stage in Madona will be more special, because World cup race is scheduled for the next summer to be held in “Smecersils” track in Madona. On Saturday, July 19, the best sprinter will be decided. 200m sprint event in classical style will be held in the streets of city Madona. Sprint will start with one qualification run and 12 best will qualify for the semifinals, where they will be split into two heats with six athletes in each. Three fastest from each heat will go through to finals. On the next day will be 6km distance for ladies and 10km for men elite group in free style with interval start. That will take place in “Smecersils” track on the course created four years ago and which are more known for those who have competed there in Scandinavian cup in winter.

Also several youth and junior groups will compete separately, including the younger S12 and V12 group, representatives of which are born in 2003 or later. They will have to ski only 2km.

Usually some Lithuanians and Estonians are taking part, but this year due to World cup trial and FIS competition status also skiers from other countries are expected to compete.

Latvia has already organized World cup stage in rollerskiing, what took place in 2004 and 2005 in the streets of city Cesis.



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