Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XIV
The Season XIV of Ski Classics Pro Tour consists of 14 events on 10 event weekends in 6 different countries.
The brand-new season has 5 new events: Bad Gastein PTT and Bad Gastein Criterium in Austria; Grönklitt Criterium and Grönklitt ITT at the same location as last year in Sweden but with new events and dates; and the Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja in Norway. Also, Season XIV will feature two new competition formats, Criterium, and ITT – Individual Time Trial.
The season kicks off in Austria with the Bad Gastein Pro Team Tempo on Saturday, December 10, followed the next day by the Bad Gastein Criterium, and ends in Northern Norway with the 65km Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja, on April 2. In total, the Tour covers 810 racing kilometers.
Season XIV starts with a new destination in the Pro Tour, Bad Gastein in Austria. The two events weekend includes a Pro Team Tempo on Saturday, December 10, and a Criterium on Sunday, December 11. The Criterium is a mass start event held in several loops and classic technique. After Bad Gastein, La Venosta Criterium takes place on Saturday, December 17, ending the first part of the season, just before Christmas and New Year.
After the holiday break, the Tour returns with another two Pro Tour events weekend in Italy, with Pustertaler Ski Marathon on Saturday, January 14, and Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, voted the best event in Season XII, on Sunday, January 15.
The following weekend, it’s time for a stop in Switzerland for Engadin La Diagonela on Saturday, January 21, with a 55km long race. Then, back to Italy for the first Grand Classics event of the season, Marcialonga, taking place on Sunday, January 29, ending the Alp segment of the circuit.
The Pro Tour takes two weekends off before continuing northeast to the second Grand Classics event, Jizerská50, on Sunday, February 12, with the Czech stage being the Central/Eastern European segment before heading to Scandinavia.
Next up is another back-to-back weekend, now in Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, with Grönklitt Criterium on Saturday, February 18, and Grönklitt ITT on Sunday, February 19. The Individual Time Trial is organized as an individual start competition, and the Pro Tour athletes will face a challenging 15km race.
Then it is time for the last two Grand Classics events, Vasaloppet on Sunday, March 5, and Birkebeinerrennet on Saturday, March 18. The final Grand Classics events will be followed by Reistadløpet on Saturday, April 1, and the brand-new Ski Classics Finale Summit 2 Senja on Sunday, April 2, concluding the Ski Classics Season XIV.
More details about the Pro Tour events will be released closer to the season.
Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XIV (2022/2023)
- Event 1: December 10, 2022 – Bad Gastein PTT, Bad Gastein, Austria, 15km
- Event 2: December 11, 2022 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Bad Gastein, Austria, 35km
- Event 3: December 17, 2022 – La Venosta Criterium, Val Venosta, Italy, 40km
- Event 4: January 14, 2023 – Pustertaler Ski Marathon, Sexten, Italy, 62km
- Event 5: January 15, 2023 – Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, Niederdorf, Italy, 30km
- Event 6: January 21, 2023 – Engadin La Diagonela, Engadin Valley, Switzerland, 55km
- Event 7: January 29, 2023 – Marcialonga, Trentino, Italy, 70km
- Event 8: February 12, 2023 – Jizerská50, Bedrichov, Czech Republic, 50km
- Event 9: February 18, 2023 – Grönklitt Criterium, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 50km
- Event 10: February 19, 2023 – Grönklitt ITT, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 15km
- Event 11: March 5, 2023 – Vasaloppet, Sälen-Mora, Sweden, 90km
- Event 12: March 18, 2023 – Birkebeinerrennet, Rena-Lillehammer, Norway, 54km
- Event 13: April 1, 2023 – Reistadløpet, Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway, 50km
- Event 14: April 2, 2023 – Summit 2 Senja, Bardufoss- Finnsnes, Norway, 65km
More info about the Ski Classics Pro Tour you can find at skiclassics.com.