Friday evening, Orlen Benzina Sprint takes place at the Bedřichov Ski Stadium. The traditional sprint is part of the Jizerská50 program and will be broadcasted live exclusively on SC Play.
You can follow Orlen Benzina Sprint live on SC Play with Legendary Petter Eliassen as expert commentator:
The Orlen Benzina Sprint is a 1.5-kilometer double poling sprint race in Bedřichov, Czech Republic. The total prize money is CZK400.000 (€16.000).
Several Of The Best Ski Classics Pro Tour Athletes Are On The Start List
In the women’s race, strong Team Engcon’s trio Ida Dahl, Frida Hallquist, and Linn Sömskar will race against, for example, Malin Börjesjö, Team Internorm Alpenplus Trentino; Emilie Fleten and Ida Palmberg, Team Ramudden; Karolína Grohová and Petra Hynčicová, eD system Silvini Team; Karolina Hedenström, Lager 157 Ski Team; Tereza Hujerová, Team Robinson Trentino; Noora Kivikko, Team Edux; Melina Schoettes, xc-ski A|N Skimarathon Team; Silje Øyre Slind, Team Aker Dæhlie; and Magni Smedås, Team Eksjöhus.
In the men’s field, Team Aker Dæhlie’s Max Novak, Mikael Gunnulfsen, Stian Hoelgaard, Vebjørn Moen, and Petter Stakston will battle against, for example, Kacper Antolec, Aleš Bohatý and Adam Matouš, eD system Silvini Team; Lukáš Antoš. Vltava Fund Ski Team; Eirik Sverdrup Augdal and Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget, Team Eksjöhus; Thomas Bing, xc-ski.de A|N Skimarathon Team; Mauro Brigadoi, Lorenzo Busin, Francesco Ferrari and Christian Lorenzi, Team Internorm Alpenplus Trentino; Alfred Buskqvist, Johannes Eklöf, Herman Paus and Amund Riege, Team Ramudden; Nils Dahlsten, Marcus Johansson, Alvar Myhlback and Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team; Eddie Edström, Torgeir Sulen Hovland and Anton Mickelsen Elvseth, Team Engcon; and Christian Winker, Ski-Willy Marathon Team Austria.
- Qualify takes place individually with intervals of 15 seconds. The length is 1km (2 laps).
- Semi-finals are held as a mass start. The length is 1km (2 laps).
- The Finals are held as a mass start. The length is 1.5 km (3 laps).
Depending on the number of competitors, the semi-final and final rounds will be held with the following number of participants:
Orlen Benzina Sprint – Schedule
- 17:00 CET – Qualify
- 17:20 CET – Semifinal
- 17:45 CET – Women’s Final
- 17:55 CET – Men’s Final
- 18:05 CET – Ceremony
The upcoming Ski Classics Pro Tour event this weekend is Jizerská50, a 50km classic technique event in the Czech Republic on February 12.
Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XIV (2022/2023)
- Event 1: December 10, 2022 – Bad Gastein PTT, Bad Gastein, Austria, 15km
- Event 2: December 11, 2022 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Bad Gastein, Austria, 35km
- Event 3: December 17, 2022 – La Venosta Criterium, Val Venosta, Italy, 36km
- Event 4: January 14, 2023 – Pustertaler Ski Marathon, Sexten, Italy, 62km
- Event 5: January 15, 2023 – Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, Niederdorf, Italy, 32km
- Event 6: January 21, 2023 – Engadin La Diagonela, Engadin Valley, Switzerland, 48km
- Event 7: January 29, 2023 – Marcialonga, Trentino, Italy, 70km
- Event 8: February 12, 2023 – Jizerská50, Bedrichov, Czech Republic, 50km
- Event 9: February 18, 2023 – Grönklitt Criterium, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 50km
- Event 10: February 19, 2023 – Grönklitt ITT, Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden, 15km
- Event 11: March 5, 2023 – Vasaloppet, Sälen-Mora, Sweden, 90km
- Event 12: March 18, 2023 – Birkebeinerrennet, Rena-Lillehammer, Norway, 54km
- Event 13: April 1, 2023 – Reistadløpet, Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway, 40km
- Event 14: April 2, 2023 – Summit 2 Senja, Bardufoss- Finnsnes, Norway, 67km
More information about the Ski Classics Pro Tour you can find at skiclassics.com.
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