iTOBLACH/OSLO (Dagbladet): In the morning the stage was set for the sprint in the freestyle for the women and men in the Tour de Ski-circus.
the Trail in the swiss Val Müstair will be the only one that is located high in the Tour de Ski, which should have made that the Norwegian athletes selected to be left in the Italian Toblach in place to test out the trail the day before the competition.
- We would be able to travel in peace and quiet in the day and be able to train in Toblach without having to be in the height as it is in the Val Müstair, says the Swedish herretrener Mattias Nilsson according to the Swedish Expressen.
But as marx so nicely writes: I wonder if the Norwegian and Swedish national leadership's had made this, if they knew what awaits the athletes in Switzerland.
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it must have been strong reactions to the course from the athletes who have taken it in the ship. It is among the other big balls in the track, where the athletes can choose different tracks to meet the different variations of these balls.
In one of the steepest slopes, it should also be added into a smaller jump. The whole thing reminds more about a skicross course than a track for cross-country skiing.
the Organizers will probably make a show of this. And it is certainly fun for the TV viewers, but ... I don't like it, " says the French langrennsløperen Maurice Manificat to Expressen.
And he is not the only one who responds.Hopelessly
The Norwegian sprinter Ola Vigen Hattestad is currently training for Slovenia after he let up as langrennsløper earlier in the year. He is in place in Switzerland, where he responds to what he has seen:
I have never seen anything like it in the world cup. And I don't like it, " says Hattestad to the Swedish newspaper.
Hattestad shaking my head over the special sight that meets the sprinters.
where is the entrance to the last turn? Where the runners must choose which balls they should take? It's absolutely hopeless, popping it from the licence.
Hattestad is among other things concerned that the athletes will not be able to attack in the turn before the run with these talked about balls in the way.
I wonder if the trail is not a surprise for the Norwegian athletes when they come to Switzerland in the evening. Maybe they regret that they stayed an extra day in Italy.enforces the kaosløp against the practitioner's will: - The most dangerous race of all