Strong start to the World Cup

Magnus Moan at the FIS World Cup opener in Ruka. Photo: Nordic Focus

Podium and top-10 finishes at the FIS World Cup opener, and more to come.

Madshus veteran Magnus Moan (NOR) opens the 2018-19 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season with third place in the team competition in Ruka (FIN) on Sunday. Moan was also seventh in the individual competition on Saturday.

In the FIS Cross-Country World Cup opener, Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) was fifth in the sprint race in Ruka on Saturday and sixth in the women’s 10km classic event on Sunday. She is now third in the overall World Cup.

The FIS World Cup continues with three days of racing in Lillehammer (NOR) next weekend, with races from Friday November 30 through Sunday December 2.

Also this week, the 2019 IBU World Cup gets underway in Pokljuka (SLO), with competitions from November 30 to December 9.

Finally, the 2019 Ski Classics marathon series opens this weekend, with the Pro Team Prologue on Friday November 30, followed by the individual prologue on Sunday December 2. Both events take place in Livigno, Italy.

Athletes to watch 

Check out the World Cup and Ski Classics calendars below, and don’t miss out on the action!

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Krista Parmakoski at the FIS World Cup opener in Ruka. Photo: Nordic Focus

2019 FIS Cross-country World Cup
Nov 24-25: Ruka, Finland
Nov 30-Dec 2: Lillehammer, Norway
Dec 8-9: Beitostølen, Norway
Dec 15-16: Davos, Switzerland

2019 Tour de Ski
Dec 29-30: Toblach, Italy
Jan 1: Val Müistar, Switzerland
Jan 2-3: Oberstdorf, Germany
Jan 5-6: Val di Fiemme, Italy

Jan 12-13: Dresden, Germany
Jan 19-20: Otepäa, Estonia
Jan 26: Ulricehamn, Sweden
Feb 9: Lahti, Finland
Feb 16-17: Cogne, Italy
March 9-10: Oslo, Norway
March 12: Drammen, Norway
March 16-17: Falun, Sweden
March 22-24: Quebec, Canada

2019 FIS Nordic World Championships (Cross-Country, Nordic Combined, jumping)
Feb 20-March 3: Seefeld, Austria

2019 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup
Nov 24-25: Ruka, Finland
Nov 30-Dec 2: Lillehammer, Norway
Dec 22-23: Ramsau, Austria
Jan 5-6: Otepää, Estonia
Jan 11-13: Val di Fiemme, Italy
Jan 18-20: Chaux-Neuve, France
Jan 26-27: Trondheim, Norway
Feb 2-3: Klingenthal, Germany
Feb 10: Lahti, Finland
March 9: Oslo, Norway
March 16-17: Schonach, Germany

2019 IBU World Cup
Nov 30-Dec 9: Pokljuka, Slovenia
Dec 10-16: Hochfilzen, Austria
Dec 17-23: Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
Jan 7-13: Oberhof, Germany
Jan 14-20: Rupholding, Germany
Jan 21-27: Antholz-Anterselva, Italy
Feb 4-10: Canmore, Canada
Feb 11-17: Salt Lake City, USA
Mar 7-17: Östersund, Sweden
March 18-24: Oslo, Norway

2019 IBU World Championships
Mar 7-17: Östersund, Sweden

2019 Ski Classics
November 30: Team Prolog, Livigno, Italy, 15km
December 2: Individuell prolog, Livogno, Italy, 30km
January 12: Kaiser Maximilian Lauf, Seefeld, Austria, 60km
January 19: La Diagonela, Switzerland, 65km
January 27: Marcialonga, Italy, 70km
February 2: Toblach-Cortina, Italy, 42km
February 10: Jizerska Padesatka, Czech Republic, 50km
March 3: Vasaloppet, Sweden, 90km
March 10: Engadin Skimarathon, Switzerland, 42km
March 16: Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 54km
April 6: Reistadløpet, Norway, 50km
April 13: Ylläs-Levi, Finland, 70km