Christmas time is coming to the end, some of you are facing to New Year's promises already ;-) We are in full training and we trained hard also during Christmas with only one goal be ready for next races.
Several of our athletes participating in the ongoing Tour de Ski (namely Barbara, Alexis, Valentin and Martin) and we will be happy if you will keep your fingers crossed. Other athletes continue with preparation and they will race soon. Probably the earliest start is waiting for Algo (and maybe also for Lukas, who will decide about his participation at the last moment) - the Scandinavian Cup race in Lahti from 6.th to 8.th of January, when the races are held at the World Championships tracks, which will be held in Lahti in late February and early March.
For some of you it may be surprising information that our team will skip the Chinese race Vasaloppet China – next VISMA SkiClassics raceChina, which is scheduled for 4th of January. The reason is a significant concern of high disease risk, either due to a long travel, and the standard conditions in race place (Changchun), when there is strong smog and very often very cold temperatures ... VISMA SkiClassics serie will continue already 14th of January with another race Kaiser Maximillian Lauf in Seefeld and, in quick succession, continues LaDiagonela, Marcialonga ... therefore any health complications could have serious consequences not only in these races, as well as in the overall standings, both individuals and teams. The Chinese race will be without our team, but we are looking forward to Seefeld already.
Enjoy the winter and we wish you good health and Happy New Year 2017!