New cross-country track in
Trondheim almost complete
The OC is more than satsfied with the new track.
- Local OC
The winter season is almost upon us and while the
the teams make the last preparations in various
places all over the world, the OCs are also busy
with getting everything in order for the time when
the World's top Nordic Combined athletes will stop
by in their venue.
World Cup returnee Trondheim is just putting the
finishing touches on a new cross-country track which
promises pure excitement for the competitions to
come: "The main reason for remodeling our track
was that we needed a track with more variety. A
long decisive ascent at the end of the track will
also be very spectacular for spectators", Bj?rn
Morseth of the OC in Trondheim explains.
The track is suited for skiers who like long hills
and much variety. At the start of the 2,5 km loop,
a fairly long ascent waits before a slightly easier
part. Then the pack turns back towards the stadium
for the largest ascent which is close to the limits
of the FIS rules. At the steepest point, there is
a 17,5 degree rise, the total climb is 33m. This
ascent is next to the stadium and will be in the
best position for the spectators to watch the decision
over victory and defeat.
The works started in late August and will be finished
in mid-December including new snow production facilities
and infrastructure (for example cables and the sound
system). The track was designed by Hermod Bj?rkest?l
who has also been responsible for other tracks all
over the world like the Olympic tracks in Salt Lake
City, Torino, Vancouver and Sochi and was financed
by the muncipality of Trondheim.
The athletes can certainly look forward to new lustre
when returning to Trondheim after six years of absence.