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Stanislav Rezac and Susanne Nyström wins Ski Classics König Ludwig Lauf

Stanislav Rezac from Czech Team Patria Direct once again showed his strength winning the classical 50km Ski Classics race, König Ludwig Lauf. The race was a battle all the way to the finish line. Rezac crossed a few centimeters ahead of Jerry Ahrlin (Team Xtra Personell). Jörgen Aukland (Team Xtra Personell) took third.

Olympian Thomas Alsgaard (Team United Bakeries) placed 17th.

In the Ski Classics men’s overall standings Rezac now holds the yellow bib 80 points ahead of Jörgen Aukland.

The women’s race was won by Sweden’s Susanne Nyström (Team Exspirit) after battling her Exspirit teammates. Jenny Hansson and Seraina Boner joined Nyström for an Exspirit podium sweep. In the women’s Ski Classics overall, Susanne Nyström takes over the lead, and will wear the yellow bib in next Ski Classics race.

Team Xtra Personell still leads the Ski Classics Team Competition in front of Team Exspirit. Team Patria Direct of the Czech Republic is third.

In the Ski Classics Youth competition Norwegian Christoffer Callesen is tops in the men’s category and Laila Kveli leads the women. Both are from Team Xtra Personell.

The next Ski Classics Race is the Tartu Maraton in Estonia on February 19th.

More info at www.skiclassics.com and www.skiclassics.com/video/live-center-k%C3%B6nig-ludwig-lauf-2012

Source: Ski Classics

Dussault and Liebsch Win Boulder Mountain Tour

SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Rebecca Dussault and Matt Liebsch skied to victory in the 37th Boulder Mountain Tour today.  The 32km freestyle race generally sees closes finishes due to the elevation loss throughout the course and this 2012 version was no different. In the men’s race Liebsch took a 13 second margin to the line to earn victory in a time of 1:13:34.7.  Lars Flora just edged Nils Koons by 0.4 seconds as the pair claimed second and third respectively. The women’s race proved to be just as exciting as Dussault’s time of 1:18:13.8 edged Morgan Arritola by just 0.8 seconds to earn the win.  Chelsea Holmes then came to the line just 1.2 seconds later for third. Complete Results