16-19 september 2021



News data:14.09.2021

From Thursday to Sunday World Championship and World Cup final round
Four different formats of Roller ski
An ‘Open’ 15 km-race too open to everybody

Ziano, Val di Fiemme (Trentino, ITALY) is getting ready. This is the “world” week, coming back after the success in 2015 as an authentic roller ski saga.
For those who are not keen to Nordic skiing, it is good to remind that roller skiing was born to allow cross-country skiing and Nordic combined lovers to train without snow. Clearly, it was born in Scandinavia in the ‘30s, but it became popular as a competition in Italy. Thanks to Fabio Crestani, first prototype creator, and together with Marcialonga, they came up with the “Skirollonga” idea, a big event with 500 participants in the first ’80, when there were traffic complications and not great conditions. Big champions such as De Zolt and Paolo Riva took part of this event, which lasted three years.
Roller ski world has been evolving since then: athletes have been specializing in this discipline thanks to performing equipment, with cross-country skiers practicing it in summer and competing with professionals.
This is soon happening too in Val di Fiemme, FIS Roller Ski World Championships are about to start from Thursday to Sunday with strong junior and senior competitions; exceptionally, on Sunday, an “Open” is extended to amateurs, a mythical ascent to Cermis, as for the final Tour de Ski in winter.
Fiemme committee, the same of the World Cup, is prepared, with many volunteers ready to guarantee the perfect course of the competitions that will assign World Championship titles and the last precious points for the World Cup.
There are four formats and the brand new track in Passo Lavazè gets its first international appearance. The opening race starts on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. in Lavazè: it is the free technique Interval Start; 10 km (women j/s), 13 km (junior men) and 16 km (senior men). On Friday in Ziano (at 5 p.m.), the fast Sprint FT takes place as 200 meters of great show. On Saturday, it will be the turn of Team Sprint FT in Ziano. On Sunday the classic technique Mass Start is scheduled, 15 km with a first section all around Ziano and the final stroke to Cermis.
Athletes from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Morocco, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Taipei and Ukraine are competing.
Registrations for the “Open” race are possible until Friday at 12 a.m. The competition retrace the senior race, 15 km classic technique ascending to the Cermis. Amateurs, competitors and those out of the competing national teams will be on the starting line on equal terms. It is a race in the race. In summer and in winter, prime sport is a regular in Val di Fiemme.

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