Saturday, July 18, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
STUBICKE TOPLICE, Friday, July 3.
In junior women category winner was Lada Strukova (
In senior men category Alfio Di Gregorio (
In senior women category, very impressive win for Hanna Seppas (
Day 2, STUBICKE TOPLICE, Saturday, July 4.
On second day of FIS Rollerski World Cup on schedule was mass start race on the Oroslavje’streets. On
First on a course were junior and senior women on
In senior women category the winner was Ana Lazareva (
Junior men race was very tied, because all competitors were in one group from start to finish. At the end the victory goes to
The senior men race was game of tactics. Lots of leaders, two tries of escape, and at the end tied finish. The best in final sprint was Igor Glushkov (
Day 3 / Sunday, July 5.
The last day of FIS Rollerski World Cup we had sprint race. On the well known race course in the town centre we had nice competition.
Winner of the sprint race in junior women category was Nina Broznic from
In junior men category victory is going to
The fastest senior lady was once more time Mateja Bogatec from
In the competitive senior men category, winner was Emanuele Sbabo (
With sprint race the FIS Rollerski World Cup was over.
The next stage of the FIS World Cup will be now in
With Sebastijan Fustin, media coordinator
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
With normally 7 stages, but due to the crises and the lake of motivation and cooperation at the FIS level, we will finally have only 4 stages and the World Championship at Piglio, Italy in September.
Rollerski wants to play as his big brother but without the budget and organisation.
In one country, Italy, rollerski is really a discipline with a federation, a budget, a team, but if we look carefully worldwide, rollerski remains a training sport…
It’s a pity, in the 3 ultimate’s World Champions we were having Giorgio Di Centa 2007, Vincent Vittoz 2003 and Jan Jacob Verdenius 2000, all of them are/were competing at the top level in winter, Di Centa is Olympian, Vittoz won the World Championship pursuit in 2003 after is title in rollerski and the Norwegian Verdenius was the first XC Sprint World Cup winner ever!
So in winter media and sponsors are focused on them and in summer, they look like poor amateurs evoluting on an amateur circuit…
Maybe we should start to think that the image of cross country skiing does not exist only in winter…
Aure and Kristiansund in Norway will host the World Championship in 2011, maybe that Norway, the leading country will understand importance of the discipline for the development of xc-ski…
But it seems that Croatia with live coverage via National TV of the ultimate World Championship, Italy with Di Centa and national team members always present on the main events and on the World Cup stages to promote themselves or France with Vittoz and the national circuit Rollerski Tour or Macadam’ski understood it 15 years ago…
Anyway a news season will start and we will see if we get communication and PR in feedback…
But, I guess that future of rollerski should find is own way, with a short circuit of 3, 4 shows/stages more like biathlon rollerski cup with extreme simple rules and friendly TV formats still inside FIS but with a new leader helped by an ambitious team.