Pre-competition facts : Alliansloppet

The city of Trollhättan awaits with exciting rollerski action with many of the world’s best skiers. A race over 48 km that could change the 2019 edition of the Guide World Classic Tour.

 

Women Class

– The recent rollerski World Champion and last year winner Linn Sömskar could be one of the only to claim several victories at Alliansloppet.

– Hanna Falk has recorded her first win at Alliansloppet in 2016, and is back at the start this year.

– Three of the four previous winners of Alliansloppet were sprint specialists. Can it be a long distance skier in 2019 ?

– Astrid Øyre Slind is hoping to claim her second Guide World Classic Tour final victory. The actual yellow bib and last year defending champion will have to fight against new contenders on a race she hasn’t been at the top in the last editions.

– Slind’s teammate Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes finished with the leading group last year to take the 4thplace. This is her best opportunity for take back some points for the overall ranking.

– Maria Gräfnings, ranked 6th last year and 4thin 2017, has shown she was more than an outsider and could win her first Alliansloppet.

– As every year, they will not only be distance skiers but also the top Norwegian and Swedish athletes of the national team such as Maria Nordström.

 

Men Class

– Guide World Classic Tour leader Andrew Musgrave can secure his overall final victory by winning Alliansloppet.

– Calle Halfvarsson, two times on the podium at Alliansloppet, has never won here. He is said to come to Trollhättan for the victory only.

– With Håvard Taugbøl as last year winner, Norway claimed its third victory in a row at Alliansloppet.

– Musgrave can be the first athlete to win three successive Guide World Classic Tour events.

– The British skier can also be the first non-Scandinavian skier to win here in Trollhättan. French man from Team Jobstation Bastien Poirrier will be his first contender on this.

– Morten Eide Pedersen claims a top 8 finish in all of his 4 last appearances, including a second place.

– Petter Eliassen, winner in 2016, is one of the favourite as well as his teammates Anders Aukland, Oskar Kardin and Andreas Nygaard.

– With Calle Halfvarsson, defending Guide World Classic Tour Champion Anders Moelmen Hoest is the only one to count two podiums at Alliansloppet.

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