2019-11-05 09:55

Climb checkpoint introduced in Vasaloppet

Visma Ski Classics Climb competition was implemented season VII and has grown into a prestigious one with valuable points to collect both individually and for the Pro Team competition. In every event there is up to two Climb checkpoints. There has not been any in Vasaloppet before but for the coming season X that will change.

Visma Ski Classics Climb competition was implemented season VII and has grown into a prestigious one with valuable points to collect both individually and for the Pro Team competition. In every event there is up to two Climb checkpoints. There has not been any in Vasaloppet before but for the coming season X that will change.

The Vasaloppet course is well known for being the longest in the tour with its 90 km but there are not too many tough climbs along the way from Sälen to Mora. Although, just three km after start the skiers has to face a quite long climb up to the highest point of 528 meters above sea level. There, at the top of the hill, the new Climb checkpoint will be implemented giving this famous event an even more thrilling start!

“The first hill in Vasaloppet is not the longest, nor the steepest in Visma Ski Classics, but it is a well-known landmark for the participants, and the fact that on the top you still have 87 km (!) to go. To implement a Climb checkpoint at the top of the hill will make the Pro Skiers field kick off in an even higher pace, increasing the excitement in the first part of the race. The Climb competition has become more important each year within the Pro Teams and this year I am sure we will see more Pro Skiers in both the men and women fields going 100% for the Climb points as they are not just important for the individual Climb competition but also in the overall standings for the Pro Teams”, says David Nilsson CEO Visma Ski Classics.

(Press release from Visma Ski Classics)

Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena

Vasaloppet Winter Week 2020
Fri 21 Feb: Vasaloppet 30 (formerly Kortvasan). 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 22 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 9/19 km Start Eldris/Hökberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 24 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 25 Feb: Vasaloppet 45 (formerly Halvvasan). 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 28 Feb: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 90. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 45. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Oxberg.
Sat 29 Feb: Blåbärsloppet. 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 1 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen.

Vasaloppet’s Summer Week 2020
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasasprinten. 1 km. Lindvallen. Start Sälen
Sat 15 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Trailvasan 30. 30 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasastafetten. 90 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 90 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen

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