The Czech Pro Team, Vltava Fund Ski Team, consists of six Pro athletes for season XI.
Swedish Maria Gräfnings, back from childbirth, is one of the Pro Teams’ new recruitment.
“Maria finished 5th at Vasaloppet 2019 and her ambitions are indeed very high,” says Pro Team Director Josef Korhoň.
Given the global situation, the Pro Team has decided to enter season XI with a smaller team than usual.
“We have two new acquisitions. Maria Gräfnings is coming back after her maternity leave. During season IX she finished 5th at Vasaloppet and her ambitions are certainly very high. The second recruitment is Jan Šrail, a well known Ski Classics athlete. Jan and Fabián Štoček will form the men part of the Pro Team,” says Korhoň.
On the women’s side Adéla Boudíková (also returning to Ski Classics after giving birth to a second child), Andrea Klementová and Noora Kivikko complement Gräfnings.
“There is a good chance that one or two other athletes will join the team during the season,” Korhoň informs.
The training season is going well for Vltava Fund Ski Team, although it is slightly different from previous years. Due to various risks related to travel, everybody is training individually most of the time. Gräfnings spends most of her time in Davos (her husband coaches the Swiss national team). She sometimes is joined by Štoček, who lives in Munich. The other athletes have excellent training conditions where they live—Andrea and Jan in Šumava, Adéla in Nové Město and Noora in the Western part of Finland.
“All is good so far and now our only wish is that the events will take place,” Korhoň ends.
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Skis: KÄSTLE. Boots: ALPINA. Poles: EXEL. Height: 172. Weight: 64.
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Skis: ATOMIC. Boots: SALOMON. Poles: START. Height: 172. Weight: 64.
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Skis: KÄSTLE. Boots: ALPINA. Poles: LEKI. Height: 173. Weight: 65.
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Skis: FISCHER. Boots: FISCHER. Poles: ONE WAY. Height: 172. Weight: 62.
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Skis: FISCHER. Boots: FISCHER. Poles: FISCHER. Height: 177. Weight: 66.
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Skis: SALOMON. Boots: SALOMON. Poles: LEKI. Height: 190. Weight: 87.
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