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World Championship FIS Telemark 2017

World Championship FIS Telemark 2017
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Telemark was the first real technique of downhill skiing using “genuflexion” (bending the knee), invented in 1868. The special charm of this style of skiing is the additional freedom of having your heel unattached. Combining strength and elegance with harmony of movement, telemark skiers also experience the thrill of the constant risk of overbalancing, making them aware of their personal limits.

The history of Montchavin-la Plagne and telemark skiing goes back to 1995, when the first World Cup event was held. The locals loved it and the discipline became more popular. Montchavin-La Plagne and la Plagne have since hosted a large number of international telemark competitions and that does not look likely to change, with an attractive programme already scheduled in the coming winter seasons.

THE 3 TELEMARK RACE FORMATS :

In all 3 Telemark race formats, the course includes: a series of gates, a jump, a “loom” (360° banking turn) and a final Nordic skating section. Telemark technique is not imposed in the zones with yellow gates.
Judges stand all along the course to note penalties (skiers not in the Telemark position, missed gates, incorrect jump line, etc.), which determine the final number of penalties and the length of the skating section to race.

THE SPRINT
This is the main Telemark event and takes place over a single run. The best times achieved must be between
2’30’’ and 4’30’’. The course is longer than in the SPRINT and the altitude drop is between 300 and 500m.


THE CLASSIC
This event is a single run with two skiers racing side by side down identical parallel courses (one red and one
blue) and the winner going through to the next round.


For the TEAM PARALLEL SPRINT event, the course is the same but it takes place in teams
of 3 (one woman minimum per team). The top 8 nations compete.

 

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