This weekend marks the start of the 2014-15 World Cup season for cross-country, Nordic combined and biathlon, featuring opening races in Finland and Sweden, respectively.
The FIS Cross-Country World Cup opens in Ruka, Finland, with classic sprint races for men and women on Saturday, and continues with classic 10km and 15km races for women and men respectively on Sunday.
Complete results can be found after the events on the FIS web site
The Nordic Combined World Cup also takes place in Ruka, Finland, and gets underway with qualifications on the hill on Thursday, November 27. Friday features provisional competition, Saturday the athletes will go to the ski jumping hill in the late morning and race the 10km Gundersen format cross-country competition in the afternoon. Finally, the Nordic Combined World Cup opener concludes with the team competition on Sunday.
Complete results for Nordic combined can be found after the events on the FIS web site
The biathletes will gather in Östersund, Sweden, for an entire week of IBU World Cup competitions, starting with mixed relays on Sunday, November 30. On December 3, the racing continues with 20km individual competition for men, followed by the women’s 15km individual competition on December 4. On Saturday December 6, both men’s and women’s sprint races are on the schedule, before the first World Cup concludes with pursuit races for both men and women on Sunday December 7.
Madshus racers are eager to get started with the international race season, including all-time most winning biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR), who opened his season with winning the mass start at the Norwegian national season opener two weeks ago – with a field that was worthy of a World Cup.
For complete schedules, start lists and results, please visit the IBU home page.