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Cogne hosts the FIS Nordic Ski Championships for the seventh time and is welcoming many top athletes.
The competition is part of the World Cup calendar and will take place in a very strategic moment since it will be held a week ahead of the eagerly awaited World Championships in Seefeld, in Austria. For that reason, we expect a peak of media attention. The World Cup athletes will be engaged in two days of competitions that include a free technique sprint, a 15 km men’s and a 10 km ladies in classical technique, on February 16th and 17th 2019.
Once again Cogne welcomes athletes from all over the world and it is an honor for me to be once more in charge of organizing such an high level international competition. I’ve put together a winning team that is working hard to prepare a great race, a big party and present Cogne to the world as a destination that stands out for cross-country skiing, but not only. Cogne is pure nature, it’s an oxygen injection, a place where we care about environment and respect it; Cogne is the ideal setting for walks, for experts as well as for families; Cogne is assortment of breathtaking views and of excellent gastronomic tradition.
It is a huge challenge as well as a great chance to come back to Cogne, on the tracks where I have trained for many Winter Olympic competitions. Five Olympic medals, lots of experience, sweat and satisfactions that I’m happy to put, with all my heart, at the service of the Organizing Committee.
I am glad of the decision to chose me as race director for the Cross-Country World Cup in Cogne.
I will put on track all my skills for the management of the technical part of the event and I will do my best to be the link between the LOC and the jury. I have already started working very closely with Marco Albarello, Ivo Charrère and his team.
Cogne is a municipality of the Gran Paradiso National Park, a member of Alpine Pearls and one of the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world, so it is important that the Cross Country Ski World Cup event is environmentally and socially sustainable. Discover the plan drawn up to monitor and mitigate impacts. We count on your help on respecting the environment.