With over 100 entered athletes from nine nations, before the entry has closed, it will be a high- quality line up when Ski Club Bore in Torsby, Sweden, will organize the FIS Rollerski World Cup premiere 2018 the upcoming weekend.
A short free technique city prologue in the centre of Torsby on the upcoming Friday will be a spectacular start of the three- day stage event. A big audience is expected to experience the world's elite on roller skis since the Torsby Festival with artists and other happenings is organized at the same day. Announcer Kjell-Erik Kristiansen, who guided the audience through many Olympic and World Championship races, will also feature in the setting of the event.
A free technique mass start is the task for the athletes on Saturday, July 14th and on Sunday, July 15th the event ends with a classic technique pursuit on the legendary climb “Hovfjället”, an uphill with almost 400 metres of inclination in 7 km.
Among the big names who have so far signed up are the Swedish national A-team member Victor Thorn, last years overall Rollerski world cup winners Alena Prochazkova (SVK) and Robin Norum (SWE), the “Queen of Solleftea”, Linn Soemskar (SWE) will represent the Swedish national rollerski team. Also Eugeniiy Dementiev (RUS) and Sandra Schuetzova (CHE) are entered.
In addition to those names, Italy, Latvia, France, Germany and Norway are sending their national Rollerski teams to Torsby.
“We hope for some more names to come” says Per-Ake Yttergard the Chief of Competition. “We will keep a ‘late entry-line’ open until Thursday.”
The FIS Rollerski World Cup premiere is also the first stage of the Swedish national Rollerski cup and categories for youths and tourist will also be organized.