3-4 January 2022

VAL DI FIEMME WORLD CUP VS MARCIALONGA

FIVE ALMOST SERIOUS ROUNDS IN MILANO'S RING

VAL DI FIEMME WORLD CUP VS MARCIALONGA

Unusual press conference for the important events in Fiemme and Fassa valleys
“The icing on the cake” for Trentino, FISI and FIS
January in Val di Fiemme: Tour de Ski on 3rd and 4th, Nordic Combined World Cup from 6th to 9th
49th edition of Marcialonga: long-distance champions coming back on 30th January


Fiemme World Cup and Marcialonga on the ring today, for five challenging rounds to announce and establish which Nordic skiing events are the greatest of Italy. This should have been “virtual”, yet there were some friendly strokes.
First, Tour de Ski proposes the two last days on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th January. Also, there is Nordic combined World Cup, both for men and women, for the first time in Italy, from 6th to 9th January. Last but not least, the ski-marathons queen, the epic Marcialonga, on 30th January.
A concrete ring, the black-and-bow tie judge Stefano Arcobelli, ski-nordic journalist from Gazzetta dello Sport, gloves on the table, luckily. A back-and-forth argument about whether a World Cup competition is better than a ski-marathon as Marcialonga.
Important speakers of the five rounds: the presidents, Angelo Corradini and Pietro De Godenz, the FISI Secretary-General Loretta Piroia and Maurizio Rossini from Trentino Marketing, Jurg Capol of FIS and Tito Giovannini of Infront. Also, Francesco Pierantozzi, commentator of Marcialonga live transmission on Sky TV, and the champion Cristian Zorzi, lastly the two Italian Nordic combined athletes, Veronica Gianmoena and Annika Sieff.
Silvia Zorzi, Marcialonga’s ambassador for this season, alias “Soreghina”, directed the rounds.
When asked about media importance, De Godenz said: “Both events are important”, while a much more sure Corradini answered, of course, Marcialonga.
Piroia underlined the great relationship between FISI and Trentino, home of Nordic skiing, adding the importance of the support FISI wants to give to young athletes for the Olympic Games of 2026. Rossini declared Trentino as the one most practicing sport in Italy, where 70% of tourists coming here love being outside.
Jurg Capol and Tito Giovannini remarked the reciprocal support between FIS and television. Cristian Zorzi could not miss this appointment and Francesco Pierantozzi claimed Zorzi’s importance saying that athletes make the show. Last round for Gianmoena vs Sieff, more friends than rivals.
Closing the “fighting”, Rocky Balboa sketches and an unexpected ‘Soreghina’, Cristian Zorzi wearing a blonde wig.
Detailed information about the events came thanks to Cristina Bellante (Fiemme World Cup) and Davide Stoffie (Marcialonga). Images of the Nordic light announced ‘Marcialonga Arctic SkiRace’ and a video-call from Peter Eliassen revealed his participation at Marcialonga under Team Robinson Trentino’s colours.
Fiemme and Fassa valleys are waiting for the perfect weather conditions in order to prepare the snow for the tracks, most of Marcialonga’s track should be done for Christmas. Snow cannons are ready in Lago di Tesero and Predazzo, finger crossed for heavy snowfalls.

 

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