New race for the season adds excitement to Visma Nordic Trophy

New race for the season adds excitement to Visma Nordic Trophy

Reistadløpet adds excitement to Visma Nordic Trophy

New race for the season adds excitement to Visma Nordic Trophy

Reistadløpet, a new event introduced in the Visma Ski Classics season VII tour, will add extra excitement to the competition Visma Nordic Trophy on April 1st.

Visma Nordic Trophy is a competition initiated by Visma and includes the five final Nordic events of Visma Ski Classics. Reistadløpet, the second final event in Visma Nordic Trophy, will take place in Northern Norway April 1. The race is 50 km, starting at Setermoen in Bardu and ending at Bardufoss in Målselv.

Prize money

Visma Nordic Trophy standings depends on the amount of "yellow bib" Champion points collected through the five Nordic events. Reistadløpet will have a decisive impact on the standings before the final event Ylläs-Levi. The top three male and female winners will be awared. Visma will hand out prize money of 35.000 Euro.

– We identify with the athletes’ pursuit for continuous improvement – of finding new ways to stay ahead in a competitive environment. And like in business, to be successful requires character, resilience and endurance – but also teamwork and fellowship, says Moan, CEO Visma.

For more information, please contact:

Aase Settevik, Director of Brand & Communications in Visma, +47 920 49 559, aase.settevik@visma.com

Visma Nordic Trophy events
Vasaloppet, Sweden, 05.03.2017, 90 km 
Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 18.03.2017, 54 km 
Årefjällsloppet, Sweden, 25.03.2017, 55 km 
Reistadløpet, Norway, 01.04.2017, 50 km 
Ylläs-Levi, Finland, 08.04.2017, 67 km

Prize money distribution
1st place female: 10.000 EUR
2nd place female: 5.000 EUR
3rd place female: 2.500 EUR

1st place male: 10.000 EUR
2nd place male: 5.000 EUR
3rd place male: 2.500 EUR

About Visma Ski Classics
Visma Ski Classics is the long distance cross country ski championship. This season it consists of 13 of the world’s most prestigious and traditional cross country ski events, like Marcialonga in Italy, Vasaloppet in Sweden and Birkebeinerrennet in Norway. 28 pro teams and 50.000 amateur skiers are competing in the same races. The events are televised in more than 70 countries around the world with more than 20 million viewers.