Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet 2021 only for elite skiers: Adaptions should have allowed Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet 2021 to be carried out despite the global pandemic. Unfortunately that can’t happen as the spreading of Covid-19 in the Norrbotten region most recently has picked up unexpectedly fast.
This has also rapidly affected our situation. The planned adjustments in the ordinary race concept that we in a close dialogue with the authorities have delevoped to guarantee everyone’s safety now no longer seem to be sufficient.
Today we’ve been strongly recommended by the county to no longer offer everyone the opportunity to challenge themselves in the 220 km long track. We of course follow this recommendation with a heavy skier’s heart and see no other choice but to cancel this year’s Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet – Adventure:
“We are completely devastated to deliver this message at such short notice. I and the rest of the organization really feel with you as you put down an enormous amount of training to prepare for an experience beyond the ordinary”, says race organizer Wolfgang Mehl.
The elite race, on the other hand, will happen as planned and under major safety measures.