5640 Bad Gastein, AT
Under the title "Gastein Classics", Bad Gastein joins the top destinations of cross-country skiing, because well-known races such as the Wasalauf, the Birkebeiner Race or the Marcialonga, which have achieved cult status in their respective nations and are known far beyond their national borders, are also part of the Ski Classics race series.
Sportgastein, surrounded by the Hohe Tauern National Park, will host the prologue, the opening event of the race series, from 10-11 December 2022.
The athletes of the 35 Pro Teams run comparatively short distances (15 km at the team event on Saturday and 35 km at the individual race on Sunday).
Amateur runners also have the chance to compete with others in Sportgastein: This is possible in the two amateur races on Saturday afternoon and you can choose between the distances of 15 km or 30 km.
Morning: Training of the athletes in Sportgastein on the race track
10.00 am to 04.00 pm: EXP0 area open at the event site in Sportgastein
4.00 pm: Waxing course (HWK ski waxing) in the Wiener Saal in the Grand Hotel de l`Europe
4.45 pm: Team presentation on the stage in the Merangarten in the centre of Bad Gastein
08.00 am to 05.00 pm: EXP0 area open
09.30 am: Start Bad Gastein Pro Team Tempo - team race of the 35 Pofis teams
01.00 am: Start Gastein Classics - Ski Classics Challenger race of the Ski Classics series 15k and 30k
from 08.00 pm: After Race Parties in Bad Gastein
08.00 am to 01.00 pm: EXP0 area open
09.15 am: Start Bad Gastein Criterium - Women's mass start race
10.50 am: Start Bad Gastein Criterium - Men's mass start race