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Världscupen Andorra

Som många av er säkert redan sett blev Emelie Forsberg under helgen som var historisk när hon blev första Svensk att vinna i den skidalpina världscupen. Även nykomlingen i landslaget, Ida Nilsson, stod för riktigt fina prestationer när hon gick in som nr 13 på lördagens individuella lopp och nr 14 på den efterföljande vertikalen. Nästa stopp i världscupen är i Italienska Albosaggia och där ser det ut som att Sverige kommer ställa upp med en lite större trupp, kul.

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Här följer det pressmeddelande vi fick från Emelie efter tävlingarna

17th January 2016. Andorra – A good start for Emelie Forsberg in her debut in the Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2016. The Swedish athlete was second in the Vertical Race held today in Arinsal (Andorra) and achieved her first victory in an individual race in this competition yesterday.
The weather was kind to skiers today and so the Vertical Race started on time at 10:20h in the morning. The race was a technical climb of 730m of altitude difference, with a start at an altitude of 1,590m and a finish at 2.320m. Forsberg crossed the finish line second, with a time of 00:32:43.44, behind Catalan Laura Orgué, currently world champion of the specialty. Swiss Kreuzer Victoria was third. “I felt very well and pretty recovered from yesterday. I know I was in good shape but I did not expect to come second today. I was with Victoria Kreuzer the whole time and I felt I that to sprint in the end,” remarked Forsberg.

The Swedish athlete leaves Andorra with a sense of satisfaction after her second place today and her first victory in an individual event in the Ski Mountaineering World Cup of yesterday: “It is so cool. I am really happy with this weekend. A first and a second place is more that what I expected to achieve. Nothing like this has ever happened to me in skimo so far, so I am really happy,” said Emelie.

After such a positive start, Forsberg leads the World Cup individual and cumulative rankings and is second in the vertical discipline. Now, she is already thinking about her next challenge. The next stop of the World Cup will be on 30th and 31st January 31 in Italy, with the Valtellina Orobie. “I am really motivated because it is nice to feel so good. Now I will have some intense training days and then I’ll have to recover before the next race, and I feel really motivated to push hard in it”. The Swedish skier will take part in the modalities of Individual Race and Sprint in the Italian event.


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