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Ushuaia Loppet Kicks Off the 2018 Worldloppet Season

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August 17, 2017 (Ushuaia, Argentina) – Olympian Federico Cichero took the victory at Ushuaia Loppet in Argentina on Saturday, August 12, the season opener of the 2017/18 Worldloppet series with more than 90 skiers on the start line.

Start of the Ushuaia Loppet 2017 [P] FIS
Thanks to the organizer, Club Andino Ushuaia, the 7th edition of the Ushuaia Loppet take place in Tierra Mayor valley. The competition course had to be shortened to 48 km (on a loop of 6km) because of heavy rainfall during the days leading up to the start of the popular loppet.

More than 90 athletes traveled to the End of the World to seal the Worldloppet passport in Ushuaia. Federico Cichero finished the 48 km race in 2 hours 16 minutes 33 seconds. Federico Moyano was second and Waldemar Spyshalsky from Poland completed the men’s podium in the main event. Clarisa Panosetti won the Women’s race in 3 hours 13 minutes 27 seconds followed by Ana Rix from USA and third place for Loreto Fernandez from Chile.


General results 48 km C
General results 24 km C

The next event of Worldloppet will be the Kangaroo Hoppet in Australia on the 26th of August.

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