The Ski Classics Challengers event Alliansloppet, a 48km long-distance rollers ki race in classic technique, took place today in Trollhättan, Sweden. Thomas Joly, Team Næringsbanken Stora Enso, showed his form and won the men’s race.
Many Ski Classics Pro Team athletes and World Cup skiers matched their skills in a 48km long-distance race today in Trollhättan, Sweden. After a rainy day, the Ski Classics Challengers Alliansloppet event saw Thomas Joly, Team Næringsbanken Stora Enso, winning the race with a late surge before the finish line.
Alliansloppet – Men’s Race
In the men’s competition, the winner was Thomas Joly, Team Næringsbanken Stora Enso. A big group of favorites was formed at the beginning of the last lap, and it seemed all was set to be a sprint finish. Joly, in a late surge inside the final kilometer, surprised the opponents and won the race a few seconds ahead of the main group with a total time of 1:53:14.6
Peter Stakston, Team Aker Dæhlie, finished in second place, 2.7 seconds behind, followed by Mathias Aas Rolid, Team Janteloppet, 3.0 seconds back, and completing the podium in the third position.
Alliansloppet – Men’s Top 5
- Thomas Joly, Team Næringsbanken Stora Enso, 1:53:14.6
- Petter Stakston, Team Aker Dæhlie, +2.7
- Mathias Aas Rolid, Team Janteloppet, +3.0
- Max Novak, Team Aker Dæhlie, +3.4
- Andreas Nygaard, Team Ragde Charge, +3.8
Complete results can be found HERE.
As Alliansloppet is a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes could collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective genders.
Full results of Alliansloppet can be found here and here, and a list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2023/2024 can be found at Ski Classics. The list is updated continuously with new events.
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