The 5th edition of the tour will not take place due to the Covid-19 situation and the restriction implemented worldwide to fight the spread of the virus.
In the past few week it became more certain that the organisation of a fair Tour couldn’t be secured. Indeed, a big majority of teams and athletes will not be allowed to travel abroad during the summer and in consequence won’t be able to attempt to the different stages. In addition, our three organisers: Blink Festival, Alliansloppet and Toppidrettsveka had also to change their plans and adapt their events in accordance of the actual restrictions.
A Virtual World Classic Tour in replacement!
For the past 4 years, World Classic Tour aimed to promote and popularise the long distance and rollerski sport. The objective has been to create visibility in summer for the long distance athletes and teams by offering them a competitive tour. We offered a unique opportunity to measure and compare the level of traditional skiers and long distances specialists on every stages.
This complicated situations force us to think out of the box and be creative. This is why we wanted to introduce Virtual World Classic Tour this summer. Our goal is to bring the skiing community together and support the teams during these complicated period.
Everyone can participate! Registration open the 8th of June.
The concept is simple: 3 different stages during 3 different week-ends in June and July where absolutely everyone is welcome to participate wherever you are on the globe.
Challenge yourself and support your favourite Team!
The participant register by choosing a distance to cover and a team to support on each stages. The support of the team comes in two ways: 1. Half of the registration fee will go back to the team. 2. The distance covered will be added to the team overall distance.
Each stages can be completed on rollerskies or skies, all over the world, as the participants will record their activities with their GPS watch or App. Three different distances fitting every levels are proposed on every stages (Long – Medium – Short).
At the end of each stages an individual ranking based on the distance and time will be published. A team ranking gathering the total distances covered by all the participants registered under their supported team will also be published. The team who cumulate the most of kilometers covered will take the lead of Virtual World Classic Tour.
By entering Virtual World Classic Tour, the participants will get the chance to receive prices from our partners Northug, Coxa Carry and Maurten on every stages in a lottery.
Team registration close the 7th of June:
Are you a Pro Team or have registered to World Classic Tour in the past? You can apply to register now! Virtual World Classic Tour is limited to 20 teams and the registration are closing on Sunday 7th of June 2020.
Registration and information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Virtual World Classic Tour and the registration are available on https://www.worldclassictour.com/virtual-world-classic-tour/