The Austro-Hungarian Risk

Half an Adventure

Relax, this isn’t a post about the geopolitical situation in pre-WWI Europe, but is actually a race report. A group of six Australians and one Brit travelled to Lackenhof, a small town in Lower Austria, which means it’s only 100km from Vienna, as the crow flies, and basically at the eastern tail end of the Alps. We were there for the Austrian Championships, where the races were a 10km individual classic race, followed by a 10km skate pursuit the next day, where the fastest person from the previous day starts first, and everyone else starts the same time behind as the gap on the previous day. It’s a little confusing, but basically it means that the person who crosses the line on the second day wins overall.

Waxing skis Waxing skis

Classic 10km

We arrived at the race course the day before the race to bright sunshine and beautiful, fast snow on…

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