FIS Cross-country World Cup Odds Men
The FIS Cross-Country World Cup is an annual cross-country skiing competition, arranged by the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1981. The competition was arranged unofficially between 1973 and 1981, although it received provisional recognition on the 31. FIS Congress, 29–30 April 1977 in Bariloche, Argentina. The 2017-18 season is schedules to start on 24 November.
The 2017-18 season is scheduled to start in Finland, at Ruka at the end of November. Then, until the start of „Tour of Ski” there are 3 other stages held in Norway, Switzerland and Italy. The „Tour of Ski” will start on December 30 in Switzerland and before ending on January 7 in Italy it will also have 2 races in Germany. Even after this event all the attention will be spend in preparing for the Olympic event, there are still 3 stages scheduled during January in Slovenia, Czech Republic and Austria. After the Olympic medalist will get known in Pyeongchang, the season will return to Europe with stages in Finalnd and Norway, before the World Cup Final stahes in Stockholm and Falun, Sweden.
With one year to go until the next Winter Olympics, the most vexing question about the event's potential success in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has nothing to do with the usual fretting over facilities or snowfall forecasts or security issues. It's how to treat the country that rigged the results in the previous Winter Games. A year appears to be plenty of time to make an orderly, fact-based decision on whether Russia should participate despite a political-sports complex that enabled organized doping and sabotaged the testing process at Sochi 2014. If Russia's eligibility hinged on public remorse and penitence alone, there wouldn't be much of a debate. Some athletes stripped of medals have refused to return them. The past few months have been punctuated by continued official denials, allegations of a western conspiracy and nose-thumbing appointments.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the season is going to be the Olympic event in Pyeongchang, South Korea. One of the contenders for the olympic gold is Martin Johssrud Sundby. During the 2016-2017 season Sundby ranked third in Ruka 15 km classic race competition. He won the Lillehammer Nordic Opening event and Davos for skating competition of 30 kilometers. He finished second in La Clusaz'n 15 km. The competition also has seen the Norwegian victorious in the relay team. In The Tour de Ski overall race he was second just over a minute Sergey Ustiugov losses. In Ulricehamn , he ranked second in the 15 km Mass Start race and he also won the competition with the Norwegian relay team.
Also a contender for the overall win in this season is Sergey Ustiugov. Ustjugov won during the 2016-2017 season in Davos the sprint. During the Tour de Ski he won the first five races: Val Müstair in sprint and 10 km Mass Start race The competition held in Oberstdorf- 20 kilometers Skiathlon competition and 15 km pursuit race behind-out races (though not had a share of the fastest) and Toblach free 10-kilometer cross-country skiing the interval start competition. In Val di Fiemme , he placed at the 15 km Mass Start in second place. He won the overall competition in the end just over a minute ahead before Martin Johnsrud Sundby .
Other possible top places will get Federico Pellegrino, Finn Hagen Krogh, Marcus Hellner and Dario Cologna.