The World Classic Tour was created to fill an upcoming need for a summer tour for cross-country skiers to match the winter season event. The ambition is to let the elite compete side by side with the amateurs and lift the cross--country roller skiing sport to a new level.
– The World Classic Tour will be a great opportunity for amateur skiers to measure their performance with the elite during the very same conditions, says Magnus Larsson, World Classic Tour.
The first edition of the competition will consist of three classic races in Sweden and Norway, starting with Blinkfestivalen in July. The second race takes place in Trollhättan, Sweden as the participants compete in Alliansloppet in August. And by entering Olaf Skogslunds Minneløp the skiers will complete the tour challenge in September.
WORLD CLASSIC TOUR was established in 2015 by Alliansloppet, Sweden, and Blinkfestivalen and Olaf Skoglunds Minneløp, Norway, to increase participation in the sport of cross-country roller skiing. It is open to all standards of cross-country skiers and to all nationalities. The first World Classic Tour will be held during in 2016.