By Teemu Virtanen
This weekend is full of early season ski races in Northern Europe. Olos (Muonio) in Finland will host several events over the weekend while Orsa Grönlitt in Sweden is a location for many Swedish skiers to test their current performance level. In a race that will be at least 30 km long, there are many elite Swedish athletes eager to open their racing season, and among them several Visma Ski Classics stars from Team Ragde Eiendom, Lager 157 Ski Team, Team Engcom and Team Serneke are ready to show what to expect from them in Season X.
The men's race will have a tight fight since at least these Pro Skiers are going to participate: Oskar Kardin, Emil Persson, Bob Impola, Anders Høst, Øyvind Moen Fjeld, Andreas Holmberg, Jimmie Johnsson, Marcus Johansson, Nils Persson, Pontus Nordström and Ludvig Tärning. On the women's side, Britta Johansson Norgren, Lina Korsgren, Laila Kveli and Elin Mohlin are ready to race against each other in an equally hard fight.
More about the race at http://www.langd.se/sylvasst-startfalt-paa-laangloppspremiaren-i-gronklitt.6261889-86106.html