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hckosice

Cross-Country Skiing FIS Tour de Ski 2017 - 2018

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And the schedule (it's only in German, but it's easy, Freistil = freestyle, klassisch = classic, Verfolgung = pursuit, bzw. = first the men's distance, then the women's distance)

 

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Sweden is going without Kalla and Nilsson:

 

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Jens Burman
Gustav Eriksson
Calle Halfvarsson
Marcus Hellner
Emil Jönsson
Daniel Rickardsson
Oskar Svensson

Anna Haag
Maria Nordström
Evelina Settlin
Linn Sömskar
Emma Wikén
Jennie Öberg

 

 

The first three men on Finland's list are going home after the Oberstdorf sprint, biathlete Laukkanen will only do the Lenzerheide sprint.

 

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Ristomatti Hakola
Martti Jylhä

Iivo Niskanen
Kusti Kittilä
Ari Luusua
Antti Ojansivu

Anne Kyllönen
Mari Laukkanen
Laura Mononen
Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Pärmäkoski
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen

 

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2 hours ago, heywoodu said:

The first three men on Finland's list are going home after the Oberstdorf sprint, biathlete Laukkanen will only do the Lenzerheide sprint.

Why bother only finishing half the stages? :d

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13 minutes ago, Quasit said:

Why bother only finishing half the stages? :d

 

Training ;)

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And Olympic qualification. It's feasible that Laukkanen might be a part of the Finnish team sprint relay, so she'll need two more sprints to qualify.

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Exactly. Plus there's no biathlon in that time anyway, why not get some more competitive rhythm. Besides, Laukkanen has already proven more than once she's very much capable of being a serious World Cup-level cross-country skier in the sprint.

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The Tour has started, no surprises in the women's sprint qualifying. The only notable things are Randall not making it (but then again, she's not that great like she was a few years back) and Lampic ending somewhere in the back. 

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Sundby doesn't make the cut. Slightly surprising, since he's shown more than once that he is very capable of even finishing top-10 in these things, but then again, it's the Olympic season, I doubt the Tour de Ski is where he wants to be in his best shape.

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