An international colorful parade
39th Skiri Trophy XCountry on Saturday and Sunday 113 Italian and foreign teams registered
Fun all over the tracks in Lago di Tesero XCO Stadium Event coordinator Nicoletta Nones is satisfied
Many young cross-country skiers are coming to Lago di Tesero’s track, bringing adrenaline, enthusiasm and fun. This weekend the 39th edition of Skiri Trophy XCountry is taking place. 113 Italian and foreign teams are coming for an international colourful parade on a weekend of sport and friendship. Val di Fiemme is an authentic big first step for young talents, often taking part to Skiri, they are now part of the National team seeking for World Cup podiums. On Saturday at 2 pm Baby (U10) and Cuccioli (U12) are competing on different tracks, 1.2 km for the youngest while U12 male and female are racing on 2.4 km, leaving the track to Revival, for ‘ex’ Skiri participants. This year the brand new Italian Champion Aspiranti Beatrice Laurent is coming. With her, Ylvie Folie, Anna Tazzioli, second among Baby in 2011 and the Spanish Peio Añarbe Sigüenza, habitué of the event. On Sunday at 9.30 am competitions for Ragazzi (U14) take place, with girls competing along 2.9 km and boys along 4.2 km, Allievi (U16) have to complete 4.2 km (female) and 5.6 km (male). Many protagonists from the last edition registered, ready to get back to Lago. Nicolò Calzà and Luna Forneris, winners among U14, Davide Trettel and Maria Sagmesteir, the best among U10; finally, Elena Carletto, first among U12. GS Castello is facing two intense days, above all the event coordinator Nicoletta Nones, who said: “We are very proud. We are celebrating 40 years of Skiri Trophy’s history and this is a huge goal for our committee. In Lago di Tesero, the associations ‘Noi’ and ‘Bamby’ are entertaining the event handing sweets and treats to children. There will be many stands with sport equipment to purchase and fun areas. The opening ceremony is taking place on Saturday afternoon in Castello di Fiemme with many surprises for everyone. We are so happy to welcome once again different countries, especially Spain and Serbia, for them Skiri is a fundamental point. I would like to thank all our volunteers, our partners, the associations and Marcialonga and Fiemme World Cup committees, always collaborating and supporting us”. Skiri Trophy is the first step of the Skiri-Minimarcia combined race, this year on its second edition. The special ranking is drafted according to the sum of two races’ times. Moreover, Skirilonga is back again, combining the result of the parent in Marcialonga 2023 and the child’s at Skiri Trophy.