The Visma Ski Classics Challengers event Lapponia Ski Week – Stage 1 took place today with a 60km race in freestyle technique in Olos, Finland.
After a long day of action on Stage 1, the Visma Ski Classics Challengers event saw the siblings Iivo and Kerttu Niskanen, Lapland Hotels Olos, win the race with their usual outstanding performances.
In the men’s competition, stage 1, the winner was Iivo Niskanen, Lapland Hotels Olos, with a time of 2:47:44.6. Juho Mikkonen, Lapland Hotels Olos, finished in second place, 1:04.3 behind, followed by Tino Tiilikainen, Vuokatin Vuorohiihtäjät, 5:39.6 back and completing the podium in third position.
In the women’s race, Kerttu Niskanen, Lapland Hotels Olos, with a time of 3:04:11.8, won ahead of Eevakaisa Loukusa, in second place 5:16.2 back. Anne Visuri, 14:56.2 behind, finished in third place.
Wednesday, April 6, it’s time for the Lapponia Ski Week Stage 2, and below, you can check all the details:
LAPPONIA SKI WEEK – FACTS
- Location: Olos, Vuontisjärvi and Ounasjärvi, Finland
- Date: Monday, April 4; Wednesday, April 6; and Friday, April 8
- Start Time: Women & Men 9:30 CET (Monday and Wednesday) and 8:00 CET (Friday)
- Distance: 60, 50, and 80km Freestyle Technique
- Website: Lapponia Ski Week
As Lapponia Ski Week is a Visma Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes could collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective gender.
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Top Photo: Lapponia-hiihto/Touho Häkkinen.