By Johan Trygg
Petter Eliassen and Lina Korsgren won yesterday's Vasaloppet races, and they both climb up in the SC Ranking. The former moves from 19th to 15th place while the latter climbs up two positions to 9th.
Andreas Nygaard, Team Ragde Eiendom, still tops the SC Ranking. He lost some points due to his sixth place in Vasaloppet but with 39,997,698 points he has a clear lead before his teammate Tord Asle Gjerdalen with 39,199,970 points and Britta Johansson Norgren, Lager 157 Ski Team, with 38,524,052 points.
Morten Eide Pedersen, Team Kaffebryggeriet, and Øyvind Moen Fjeld, Lager 157 Ski Team, did not have theirbest day at Vasaloppet, finishing 21th and 20th respectively. But they pass Astrid Øyre Slind, Team Koteng, who did not finish Vasaloppet. Pedersen is now 4th and Fjeld 5th. The new Youth Bib leader Max Novak climbs from 46th place to 41.
Nine athletes climb ten or more steps in the top 100: Bastien Poirrier, E-Liberty Ski Team, 75 to 66, Emelie Fleten, Team Ragde Eiendom, 77 to 67, Théo Deswaziére, E-Liberty Ski Team, 89 to 77, Petter Soleng Skinstad, Team Coop, 79 to 92, Jenny Larsson, Team Ramudden, 94 to 80, Lorenzo Busin, Team Robinson Trentino, 97 to 87, Thea Krokan Murud, Team Ragde Eiendom, 102 to 88, Thomas Chambellant, E-Liberty Ski Team, 109 to 99 and finally Jonan Persson, Team Ramudden, 114 to 100.
The SC Ranking is open for all participants in any Visma Ski Classics race, either Pro Tour or Challengers event, including all age groups, gender and performance levels.
The points are calculated based on the percentual time a skier is behind the winning time in his or her respective gender with an exponential drop of points. At a Pro Tour event, the winning man and woman both receive 2.000.000 points, and at a Challenger event, the winners collect 500.000 points.
Each skier can include the results from his or her best 20 races within 24 months, and the best skier, regardless of gender, with the most collected points takes the number one spot in SC Ranking. There are also podium bonus points awarded to the top three skiers in each gender; a Pro Tour event winner gets 200.000 points, 2nd place brings 100.000 points and 3rd place awards 40.000 points.
You can personally check the SC Ranking list here. By joining the Visma Ski Classics family on MyPages, you can also be ranked among these top skiers and start collecting personal points, pins and many other perks that are offered to the members of the club.