The Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour Event 3 and 4 of Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XII will not be held in Misurina. There are new event locations nearby in Pustertal instead: Saturday January 8th 62km Pustertaler Ski Marathon and Sunday January 9th 32km Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge.
The 62km Pustertaler Ski Marathon January 8th starts in Sexten and finish in Niederdorf. There will be a sprint at the Nordic Arena in Toblach after 21km and a Climb at Cimabanche after 39 km.
The Sunday event change from an Individual Time Trial to a 32km Uphill Mass Start called Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge. The start is in Niederdorf and the finish up at Prato Piazza.
“Misurina have been struggling with the permissions to hold our events, and we have therefore decided to move the two competitions to nearby locations in the beautiful surroundings of the Dolomites. Both days there will be challenging competitions with the 62km Mass Start on Saturday and a very interesting 32km mountain challenge on Sunday, this so called plan B is most likely even better than the original plan, so e look forward the upcoming events," says David Nilsson, CEO Visma Ski Classics.
In addition to the two Pro Team events, there will also be races for recreational skiers on both days. More info here
Saturday January 8th, 2022
62km Pustertaler Ski Marathon (Categorized as a 200p event)
- Mass Start Event
- Start in Sexten
- Sprint Nordic Arena 21 km (100% points)
- Climb at Cimabanche 39 km (100% points)
- Finish in Niederdorf 62 km
- Start time: Men 8:15 CET
- Start time: Women 8:30 CET
Sunday January 9th, 2022
32km Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge (Categorized as a 100p event)
- Mass Start Event
- Start in Niederdorf
- Sprint at Nordic Arena 8km (100% points)
- Climb/Finish in Prato Piazza 32 km (100% points) (Climb points awarded to top 7 finishers)
- Start time: Men 9:00 CET
- Start time: Women 9:35 CET