Tuesday, January 18

Extreme cold threatens the World Cup opening in cross-country skiing

The World Cup premiere in cross-country skiing in Ruka, Finland, will probably bring temperatures down to minus 20 degrees and the cold limit for FIS competitions.

FIS’s race director Pierre Mignerey is following the situation closely.

– It looks like we are going to “flirt” with the limit of minus 20 degrees. We are following the situation closely, says race director Pierre Mignerey of the International Ski Federation (FIS) to NRK.

If it is minus 20 degrees or colder, the gutters will be canceled or postponed. according to Yle the degree can creep down to 20 to 25 degrees at night.

The World Cup opens with a sprint in classic style on Friday. Then there are 10 and 15 kilometers classic Saturday and start hunting over the same distance in freestyle Sunday.


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