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Not great, not terrible result for Mika in today's 5k classic in Imatra, 249 points. That lowers her total a little (her 290 gets pushed out), but if Serbia and Croatia happen, it will end up not counting anyway. New situation, with again the reminder that due to Mika still lacking the sprint criteria, as of yet it is still only between Jaque, Bruna and Duda for the two tickets:

 

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All in all, the trip to Imatra improved Mika's total points by 100 points or so, which is all not too much of a big deal and doesn't really change the situation much.

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17 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Anyone here have any idea where to possibly find start lists or results for Belarussian FIS races? Other than the FIS website itself :p 

Facebook?

 

I remember it being the quickest source for BLR equestrian federation events, which was surprising since I thought FB is banned there. :p

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10 minutes ago, dcro said:

Facebook?

 

I remember it being the quickest source for BLR equestrian federation events, which was surprising since I thought FB is banned there. :p

Interesting, I'll try and figure out who or what is on Facebook, related to these races :d 

 

Edit: they seem to be...not very active, to say the very least :p

https://www.facebook.com/belarusskiunion/

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More puzzles for Brazil: Zlatibor and Ravna Gora are said to be likely to be cancelled, this week's races in St Ulrich aren't happening for them as the coach and manager had completely missed the big red letters in the invitation saying "This event is for OPA nations only" :facepalm: 

 

If Zlatibor and Ravna Gora are indeed cancelled, the 11 and 12 January races in Zakopane (Poland) will be very important, for Bruna at least. With the different restrictions everywhere, let's see how getting to Zakopane will work (and back to Austria after that)...

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Zakopane hosts the ski jumping World Cup on 15th/16th so there should be no trouble getting into Poland. Our right-wing government won't apply any strict measures before the single most important winter sport event in this country :p

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22 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

Zakopane hosts the ski jumping World Cup on 15th/16th so there should be no trouble getting into Poland. Our right-wing government won't apply any strict measures before the single most important winter sport event in this country :p

And since I have no clue and only just started searching, is Zakopane a bit easy to get to? Like, the ski area? :p 

 

Main option seems to be a 'Gettransfer' ride (sort of like a taxi), which isn't cheap, but better than a 17 hour train trip...

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3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

And since I have no clue and only just started searching, is Zakopane a bit easy to get to? Like, the ski area? :p 

 

Main option seems to be a 'Gettransfer' ride (sort of like a taxi), which isn't cheap, but better than a 17 hour train trip...

 

Vienna to Krakow by train is like 8 hours?  After that there is literally ONE road to Zakopane. Should take way over 2 hours in winter. By train it's maybe close to 3 hours.

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5 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

Vienna to Krakow by train is like 8 hours?  After that there is literally ONE road to Zakopane. Should take way over 2 hours in winter. By train it's maybe close to 3 hours.

And Obertilliach (where they are staying) to Vienna is another 6-7 hours, hence the total time :p 

 

Too bad the team is probably not going to Zakopane anyway (it looks as though the team's coach/manager gave up on his athlete), that would have been easier. We'll see what the 'transfer' options give tomorrow, after a last-ditch call to the St Ulrich organizers :d 

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On 1/2/2022 at 12:18 PM, heywoodu said:

Not great, not terrible result for Mika in today's 5k classic in Imatra, 249 points. That lowers her total a little (her 290 gets pushed out), but if Serbia and Croatia happen, it will end up not counting anyway. New situation, with again the reminder that due to Mika still lacking the sprint criteria, as of yet it is still only between Jaque, Bruna and Duda for the two tickets:

 

dPY4Xi1.png

 

All in all, the trip to Imatra improved Mika's total points by 100 points or so, which is all not too much of a big deal and doesn't really change the situation much.

These points show the situation fairly clearly. Bruna needs a distance race to improve her points, Duda needs one or two sprints to really make a change.

 

And you're really not going to get a 'team coach' favouring one athlete over the other any more obviously than the Brazilian one at this very moment. Take these two events:

 

Slavic Cup Zakopane, 11 and 12 January (sprint and distance)

Balkan Cup Zlatibor, 12 and 13 January (distance and sprint)

 

They are now actually planning to go to both of these events.....and only do the sprints! "But I need a distance race" is literally being answered with "but she needs sprints, so we're doing sprints" :facepalm: 

 

It really can't get any more blatantly obvious. Both Zakopane and Zlatibor aren't entirely sure of actually happening yet neither, so deciding where to go on your own is a hard dilemma to say the least....(since you simply can't trust going with the team, they/the 'coach' are not above actively sabotaging you)

 

Working your ass off for four years and in the end it's going to come down to incredibly dirty games being played by someone who is supposed to be there for the entire team. It is truly beyond infuriating.

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