Parts of the national team are being gathered today at the so-called Preampu at Sjusjøen.
And on Tuesday announced the national team leadership that will benefit women and men on February 21, as well as a team for 30 and 15 kilometers of skiing on Feb. 23 (see teams a little further). These are the first four World Cup competitions.
Confirms that Krüger is destroyed
Most of the excitement was associated with the trilogy of lords. There was a great competition. The NRK could, however, have the experience last week that the men's 30km ski team change on February 23 will consist of Emil Iversen, Sjur Røthe, Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo.
So the ruling Olympic winner, Simen Hegstad Krüger, is a wreck and becomes a reserve. The leadership of the national team could also confirm Tuesday.
The case continues below the picture.
– He can blame
The NRK met with Bjørn Dæhlie on Sjusjøen Tuesday. The track legend also noted that Krüger was destroyed. At first, Dæhlie says he was surprised at Krüger's Olympic gold medal last season, and a 51-year-old man says he was impressed.
– If he did not win this year and was at the top, he will have to blame himself. Today was in fact "gravel" in the Martin Johnsrud Sundby interval. Norwegian cross-country skiing is a big hit, but it's a bit of a quest, yes, Dæhlie says of Krüger's murder.
– All the reasons to be disappointed
Allround coach Eirik Myhr Nossum says the Olympic champion's refusal is "a ticket that comes with this position" when NRK has asked for a decision.
He says he has so many good practitioners that it was hard to find a trail to reject someone. As a result, the national team led to discretionary assessments.
As for Krüger's reaction, Nossum says the following:
He had every reason to be disappointed and dissatisfied with it, and of course he was disappointed. The next day, we went on a good ski trip and talked together, so our relationship is by no means destroyed, he says, and also reveals that there are many long discussions among the steering group, but that they eventually come to the decision to agree.
"Why not draw lots?"
In conclusion, Nossum says he also read the NRK expert commentary on Torgeir Bjorn's pulling out of the wooden bill. Bjørn thought he was so smooth among the five, that he could almost throw himself.
– I read the case and at a time when I was most desperate for it was to me and I thought it was hard that I almost thought I was saying, "Dammit, why not?" We have no way to distinguish them, so why not draw lots? "Nossum says.
– I had two or three days that I thought was difficult. Previously, I thought I should see more black and white and pragmatic, but it was tough and difficult. I had to spend some time for myself. I think the woman saw a little different person than before. In those days I was not alone. Tears? No, but it was not far, says a versatile coach.
The Norwegian Sprint team on the women's side will be as follows:
Kristine Stavås Sistad, Maiken Caspersen Falla (Personal Leader as Champion), Tiril- and Lotta Udnes Weng and Mari Eide.
On the men's side, the following four sprinters are excluded:
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Finn-Hågen Krogh, Emil Iversen and Sindre Bjørnestad Skar. This means that Eirik Brandsdal is booked for a sprint in the World Cup.
Made for 15 kilometers of women's ski shuttle:
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Therese Johaug, Heidi Weng and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg.
World Cup Preliminary Team:
On 2 February, during the NM in Meråker, most of the Norwegian World Cups were eliminated. Norwegian slopes have introduced this preliminary list of downloads.
Therese Johaug, Tiril Udnes Weng, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Ragnhild Haga, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Lotta Udnes Weng, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Kari Øyre Slinda, Heidi Weng, Kristine Stavås Skistad.
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Sjur Røthe, Sindre Bjørnestad Skar, Simen Hegstad Krüger, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Hans Christer Holund, Didrik Tønseth, Emil Iversen.