Petter Northug går her inn til tredjeplass i det 42 kilometer lange fristilsrennet Dolomitenlauf i Østerrike 2013. Foto: Felgenhauer/NordicFocus

Petter Northug går her inn til tredjeplass i det 42 kilometer lange fristilsrennet Dolomitenlauf i Østerrike 2013. Foto: Felgenhauer/NordicFocus

Over 30 nasjoner representert i Dolomitenlauf

Søndag er det klart for 41. utgave av Dolomitenlauf i østerrikske Obertilliach. Informasjon om vær- og føreutsikter, samt hvem som stiller til start, følger på neste side.

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After the big Christmas feast and the slow days over New Year's, it's now time to get back to business. The second FIS Marathon Cup awaits all athletes with the 42km FT Dolomitenlauf (AUT) this weekend. 

Like in the previous years, the race will be held in Obertilliach, where good and stable snow conditions can be better secured then in the valley around Lienz – also despite two days of heavy "Fön" winds.

The weather forecast announces up to half a metre of new snow until the race days.

The OC is doing everything to get the tracks in perfect conditions for the big days. Saturday will see the 42km / 20km classic race while on Sunday, the FIS Marathon Cup and the 20km short race will be held in the skating technique.

This year, there will be two intermediate sprints during the FIS Marathon Cup: One in the stadium area (km 8) and one at the highest point (Kartitsch, km 37).

Participants from over 30 nations are awaited to participate in this year's edition which will however not see the traditional "Dolomitensprint" in the town centre of Lienz.

All is ready to host the 41st edition of the Dolomitenlauf – also James Bond! Daniel Craig and the whole production crew of the new Bond movie "Spectre"will be in the area during the race days as they are filming in Obertilliach at the moment.

Who knows...maybe James Bond mixes with the masses while pursuing his mission, this time on his skinny skis?!

The racers – who is on the start list?
A high class skating field is announced for the second FIS Marathon Cup: Last year's winner Petr Novak (CZE) will be on the start line as will Benoit Chauvet (FRA), the actual leader of the FIS Marathon Cup after his victory in La Sgambeda in December.

Other favourites are surely Sergio Bonaldi (ITA) who could win the Dolomitenlauf in 2013 in front of Petter Northug Jr. (NOR), Toni Livers (SUI), who just finished this year's Tour de Ski on a fabulous 13th place overall as well as Christophe Perrillat and Mathias Wibault (both FRA) – the latter the winner of last year's La Transjurassienne.

On the women's side it seems that it will be a duel between Aurelie Dabudyk (FRA) and Holly Brooks (USA), second of La Sgambeda in December. Antonella Confortola (ITA) will do her best to sweep the podium, however due to a foot injury in autumn she couldn't train as good as she had hoped for before the season.

Some more names might come up as late entries are usual at this race, depending on the planning of the athletes and teams which might change after the Tour de Ski and with view to the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun (SWE) later this year.

The complete startlist can be found here.


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