The cross-country skiing World Cup season has already begun and Livigno will host the opener of Visma Ski Classics: on 30th November there will be the Pro Team Prologue of 15 km in classic technique while on Sunday 2nd December there will be the Individual Prologueof 30 km.
The organizing committee of Livigno was helped by the bitter cold and the snow that has fallen in the last days; the races will therefore take place, including “La Sgambeda” scheduled for Saturday 1stDecember on a single lap of 30 km that will arrive until the famous climb of “Gras D’Agnei”.
On Saturday 1st December, from 5 p.m., young athletes can enjoy the “Minisgambeda”, a night-time event in free technique on a 1-to-6-kilometre track to be covered according to their age (registration for 10 euros by Friday 30th November at 7 p.m., or on Saturday December 1st from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. during the bib distribution at the Cross Country Stadium).
Registrations for “La Sgambeda” will close on Wednesday 28thNovember; the entry fee is 60 euros, including race pack and all services. If there are still some bibs available, after the deadline there will be the possibility to register at the race office starting from Thursday 29th November at 2 p.m.
In the meantime, the training sessions continue for many athletes; the Team Ragde led by Tord Asle Gjerdalen arrived in Livigno a few days ago to train on the track. They gave a hard time to the other teams since the first test thanks to the help of the expert Olympic and World champion Anders Aukland.
The challenges in Livigno will be broadcast live by Eurosport and all fans can enjoy the races also at home sitting on their couch.
In Livigno the great season of long distance cross-country skiing can now begin.