Two of the participants who will ski tomorrow are the Norwegians Andreas Nygaard and Öyvind Moen Fjeld. Nygaard is in his prime form and his confident appears on point after winning both the Birkebeinerrennet and Vasaloppet. Moen Fjeld really wants to win this year after crossing the finish line just after Nygaard for two consecutive years. This years question is if Moen Fjeld’s third and second place will turn in to a first place or if Nygaard will defend his last year’s victory?
Good to know about the race day:
The start takes place at 06.00 (Swedish time) in Purkijaur and the starting gates are open from 05.00.
Please observe that only contestant are allowed to ride with the buses to the start. The first contestants are expected to finish sometime between 16.00 and 18.00 depending on snow conditions and the price ceremony takes place at 19.00 by the finish area at Jokkmokk Skidstadion.
You can follow the skiers results during the race live here, web cameras are placed along the course and can be found here. If you’d rather follow the race on site in Jokkmokk, you do it best at the start and finish areas. There’s a whole article about how to follow the race in best way possible. This, you’ll find [here].
There is a few parking spots available in both locations (Purkijaur and Jokkmokk) for friends and family. Please note that spectators following the race from snowmobiles are strictly forbidden to drive on the race track.