The fifth nominee of Team Director of the Year award is Arnt Nyborg from Team ParkettPartner Sjusjøen, Norway.
Arnt has shown persistence and devotion to his Pro Team and the sport of long distance skiing. He has built a pool of talented athletes with a good number of performances in Season X. His Pro Team finished 10th in the Pro Team competition, and Arnt says that the highlights of their season were Marcialonga, where Runar Skaug Mathiesen finished 16th and Sofie Elebro 8th, and Vasaloppet with Simen Engebretsen Nordli’s 10th place. He admits that being a Pro Team director is a demanding task, but he is fully dedicated to his team even if he has a daytime job as an engineer. His three main areas of improvement are training management, travel optimizing and better ski preparation.
“This nomination is a recognition of what the Pro Team has achieved in the past three years in Visma Ski Classics. It gives me motivation to continue working with my team in the coming years. Our strength derives from teamwork. We do everything together. I’m pleased that our young athletes were brave enough to be offensive in many races and skied in the lead group. Since we live near Sjusjøen with good snow conditions, we keep getting a lot of skiing kilometers now and start getting ready for the next season. Five consecutive events in January and early February are a hard undertaking, and we wish that there could be a break somewhere in-between these races,” says Arnt Nyborg from Team ParkettPartner Sjusjøen, one of the six Pro Team Director of the Year nominees.