The sprint stage of the Russian Cross-Country Skiing Cup in Kazan had to be canceled due to frost, Borodavko said.

The sprint stage of the Russian Cross-Country Skiing Cup in Kazan had to be canceled due to frost, Borodavko said.

Coach of the Russian national cross-country ski team Yuri Borodavko on he said that the organizers should have canceled the sprint races of the fifth stage of the Alfa-Bank Russian Cup in Kazan.

Due to severe frosts, the start of qualifying on January 13 was postponed by one hour. The prologue will begin at noon Moscow time. The start of the last part of the competition is around 1:30 p.m.

— There are competition rules. But, of course, in such times, short sprint races, where the power is maximum, where athletes work to the maximum, where athletes can inhale very hard and get sick… I think we still have to have pity athletes and cancel the competition. Take a step back with the perspective of not getting sick,” Borodavko said on .

You can also watch live broadcasts of the Russian Championship races on the websites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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