20 road cycling races for amateurs in Russia and abroad

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A live broadcast of the Ski Classics Marathon Series on cross-country skiing. Marchalonga. Moena - Cavalese (Val di Fiemme, Italy). Individual race. 70 km. The broadcast starts on January 31, 2021 at 10:00 Moscow time.

On January 31, 2021, the 3rd stage of the XI ski season of the Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour will take place. Marchalonga. Individual 70 km race.

The Marchalonga Cross-Country Skiing in Italy has twice won the Event of the Year award in the Visma Ski Classics category. The race was founded in 1971 when the Italian innovators decided to copy the world famous Vasaloppet and create their own version of the legend. Marchalonga has now acquired a legendary status of its own, as its unique atmosphere and trail running through small historic villages are the hallmark of this event, which attracts thousands of skiers every year.

The race starts in Moena, Val di Fassa and ends in Cavalese's main street, Val di Fiemme, passing through 13 villages and thousands of cheering spectators. New this season is the sprint in Canazei after 18 km.

Visma Ski Classics season XI calendar

Event 1: Jan. 16, 2021, Engadin La Diagonela, 65 km, Zuoz, Switzerland Event 2: Jan. 23, 2021, Toblach-Cortina, 42 km, Toblach-Cortina, Italy Event 3: Jan. 31, 2021, Marcialonga *, 70 km, Trentino, ItalyEvent 4: Feb. 14, 2021, Jizerská Padesátka *, 50 km, Bedrichov, Czech Republic Event 5: Mar. 7, 2021, Vasaloppet *, 90 km, Sälen-Mora, Sweden Event 6: Mar. 20, 2021, Birkebeinerrennet *, 54 km, Rena-Lillehammer, Norway Event 7: Mar. 27, 2021, Årefjällsloppet, 100 km, Vålådalen, Sweden Event 8: Apr. 10, 2021, Reistadløpet, 50 km, Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway Event 9: Apr. 17, 2021, Ylläs-Levi, 70km, Ylläs-Levi, Finland

Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour XI ski season ski slope scheme

Route map of Marchalonga km

Results of the Ski Classics Marathon Series of Cross-Country Skiing Marchalong Individual Km

1. Emil Persson (Sweden) - 3:11. 9,7

2. Tor Asle Yerdalen (Norway) - +0.9

10. Maxim Vylegzhanin - + 31.1 ...

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is the highest rated start in the world of cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined. Held every two years on odd years. The 2021 World Cup will take place in Oberstdorf (Germany) from February 23 to March 7. The tournament will feature 24 sets of awards (12 in cross-country skiing, 7 in ski jumping and 5 in Nordic combined).

The strongest athletes take part in the World Championship, as well as, according to special quotas, representatives of countries in which skiing is poorly developed. Now the composition of the participants may be affected by the quarantine measures taken during the coronavirus pandemic. The competition is held by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for the 42nd time. Athletes over 16 years old can take part in them. Here is the SE's guide to the biggest starts of the winter season.

World Ski Championships-: when and where it will take place, features of the tracks

The World Championships will be held in the Bavarian resort of Oberstdorf, located on the border of Germany and Austria at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level.

This small town has already hosted the World Ski Championships in 1987 and 2005. In 2018, it also hosted the Tour des Ski stage. In addition, the German resort regularly hosts stages of the World Cup in cross-country skiing. The competition in Oberstdorf was often criticized by skiers for lack of snow, too warm weather and inappropriate terrain - for distance racing it was too easy, and for sprint it was too difficult. The organizers of the 2021 World Cup promised to take into account all these comments.

The first flight ramps in Oberstdorf were built back in 1950, and then have been modernized many times. The complex is now hosting the Four Hills Tournament, the most prestigious series among flying skiers.

According to the decision of the German authorities, the stands at the 2021 World Cup will be closed to spectators due to the pandemic.

World Championships - Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined: Competition Schedule

The World Championships will open with qualifying cross-country skiing on 24 February and close with the men's ski marathon on 7 March. In total, 24 sets of medals will be competed in 12 days (12 sets of medals in cross-country skiing, 7 sets in ski jumping and 5 sets in ski nordic combination). For the first time in history, women will compete at the level of world champions (so far, however, only in one discipline). In addition, flying skiers will compete on a large springboard for the first time. We offer a full schedule of competitions in the three sports represented in the World Cup program.

Cross-country skiing

February 24, Wednesday. 14. 0 Women. Qualification. 5 km time trial (free style)

February 24, Wednesday. 16. 0 Men. Qualification. 10 km time trial (free style)

February 25, Thursday. 14. 5 Men/Women. Individual sprint (classic style). Qualification

Cross-country skiing is one of the oldest winter sports. And in the Scandinavian countries, including Norway, the birthplace of cross-country skiing, it is national.

This article is a guide to the world of skiing for those who are not yet very familiar with it. In a detailed guide, you will find out what disciplines are in cross-country skiing, how they differ and in which ski competitions you can take part in the high season.

The history of cross-country skiing

Skiing itself arose from the need to travel in snowy areas. The earliest archaeological specimens of skis date back to 6000 BC.

For centuries, the snowy North has required skis for hunting game and gathering firewood in winter. Given the long distances between isolated communities and the harsh snowy winters, one can understand why skiing has become an important means of maintaining social contact.

The first recorded organized cross-country skiing dates back to the 18th century. The details of military skiing exercises in the Danish-Norwegian army since 1767 have survived to this day: the exercises included downhill skiing, shooting and a 3 km ski race with a full military backpack.

The very first mass cross-country skiing race took place in 1843 (Tromsø, Norway).

Since 1924, cross-country skiing has been included in the Winter Olympic Games for men and since 1952 for women. In the same year 1924, the International Ski Federation was created.

Cross-country skiing disciplines

What is the difference between skiing and cross-country skiing? The fact that skiing is much more voluminous and multifaceted than it seems at first glance. Cross-country skiing is just one of its subcategories.

What else is included in skiing?

  • Nordic sports: actually, cross-country skiing, ski orienteering, ski jumping and Nordic combined ski jumping and racing.
  • Alpine skiing or alpine sports: slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, downhill, as well as a downhill and slalom combination.
  • Freestyle: mogul, ski acrobatics, ski cross, ski halfpipe, slopestyle, new school.
  • Snowboarding: Parallel Slalom, Parallel Giant Slalom, Snowboard Cross, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Big Air.

Professional cycling is somewhat more than professional running, closed to amateurs. For example, a significant proportion of top-level runners compete in the world's major marathons, while the most prestigious cycling races are Paris-Roubaix, Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Tour of Flanders, etc. - open to amateurs only as spectators.

But don't despair. Below you will find 20 popular road cycling and cycling marathons for recreational riders. Some of them are even visited by cycling stars.

Let's open our guide with massive Russian road cycling races.

Tour de Tatarstan

Garden Ring

Garden Ring is the most popular road cycling race for amateurs in our country. The organizers emphasize the amateur status of the competition, not allowing professionals to get into the race report.

Participation in the Garden Ring is prestigious, because this start is included in the calendar of amateur competitions of the International Cycling Union (UCI). The event takes two days. On the first day, a time trial race (ITT) takes place on the Krylatsky Hills, which won the right to qualify for the Gran Fondo World Series amateur world championship. And on the second day, the group race on the Garden Ring starts.

Gran Fondo Russia

Gran Fondo is a series of road bike races that came to Russia in 2016. The organizers say that over 3 years of their launch, their start attracted more than 15 thousand people, and this is considered incredible mass for a bicycle start in our country.

Tour de Tatarstan

Road race from the organizers of the major cyclic sports Timerman. They own the Ak Bars Kazan Marathon, the Timerman full-distance triathlon race, the Sviyaga Swim open water swim, the Zelenodolsk ski marathon and many other starts.

Key information about the Ski World Cup 2020-2021. Stages, schedule and results.

Published: 04.1.020

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Cross-Country Skiing World Cup 2020-2021 is a cycle of competitions organized by the International Ski Federation. We tell you what to expect from the upcoming season, share the calendar of stages, the schedule and the results of the competition.

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup -: Stages

The Cross-Country Skiing World Cup 2020-2021 starts on November 27 in Ruka (Finland) and ends on March 21 in Beijing (China). The competition cycle will consist of ten stages, as well as the Tour de Ski multi-day race and the World Championship.

The 2020/21 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup calendar is as follows:

  • November 27 - 29: Ruka (Finland);
  • December 12 - 13: Davos (Switzerland);
  • 19 - 20 December: Dresden (Germany);
  • January 1 - 10: Tour de Ski;
  • January 23 - 24: Lahti (Finland);
  • 29 - 31 January: Falun (Sweden);
  • February 6 - 7: Ulrisehamn (Sweden);
  • February 20 - 21: Nove Mesto (Czech Republic);
  • February 23 - March 7: World Championship, Obersdorf (Germany);
  • March 12 - 14: Oslo (Norway);
  • March 19 - 21: Lillehammer (Norway) - Cup final world 2020-2021.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the calendar provides for a reserve week (from 5 to 7 February) in case any of the stages of the competition does not come out on time.

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup -: Schedule

As mentioned earlier, the cross-country skiing cycle will open the World Cup in Ruka (Finland). The preliminary schedule was formed back in July, while the cancellation or postponement of the stages is not planned.

“The Ski World Cup will be held as we planned in July. This means the opening of the season at the end of November in Ruka (Finland), then the races in Lillehammer, then Davos and Dresden before the Tour de Ski. After the tour we will return to Scandinavia and stay there almost until the World Championships in Oberstdorf. That is, the program is almost normal. The plan is that all competitions will take place in the Schengen area before the World Cup final in China. Although we at FIS have worked out our rules for conducting starts, we will of course have to obey the decisions of the authorities of the countries we visit, ”says FIS Race Director Pierre Miniere.

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