Visma Ski Classics Season XII contained 14 events, and now the poll has been conducted on which race was most popular. The award is decided after a vote by Pro Team Athletes, staff, and Visma Ski Classics officials. The title Event of the Season goes to the Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, which received 20.2% of the votes.
Each race has its own specialties and characteristics. New and challenging races are appreciated by the athletes in the Pro Teams, which was reflected in the poll even after season XII.
Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge, this new addition to the Pro Tour, a 32km mass start from Niederdorf to the beautiful plateau of Prato Piazza, offered a challenging uphill course for the athletes.
The race was very interesting in both the women’s and men’s classes, where we got to see two athletes who took their first victories in the Pro Tour, Team Ramudden’s Ida Dahl and Johannes Eklöf. Both showed enormous strength at the end of the tough course when they attacked close to the finish line at the mountain plateau.
Second in the poll, with 13.2% of the vote, was just like last year, Marcialonga. The Italian race has been voted number one after both seasons VIII and IX.
Top 5 – Event of the Season
- Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge 20,2%
- Marcialonga 13,2%
- Tartu Maraton 12,6%
- Jizerská50 10,4%
- Vasaloppet 8,8%