FISTC Championships in Italy - 2017
As that was already said during the General Assembly, there might have been the possibility to modify the dates and location of our FISTC Sprint and MD/LT Championships 2017 as the originally planned dates in January were not suitable for many countries like The Netherlands who have St Ullrich or the Czech Republic with Destne and others.
Now we succeeded in changing the location with the full support of our Italian friends. So the next FISTC Championships will take place in Italy, the location is MILLEGROBBE (TN) not far from the Austrian border.
The Championships sprint will take place from 9 to 12 February 2017 and the Championsips MD/LT on the same location the week after from 16 to 19 February 2017.
More details will come soon. However we already can give you some information that you may find on the following websites:
Championship in Austria
Here is some news against rabies to the Championships in Austria
FISTC GA 2016 OTTENSCHLAG (A)
FISTC European Championship MD / LT 2016
SACHTICKY (SK) 18-21 February 2016
Sunday 21st February
Yesterday evening we have had a nice musher dinner and dancing party offered by our Slovak hosts to all participants. In addition it has been snowing all night long and this morning all trails were in perfect conditions. Just a bit slower than yesterday.
In these conditions most positions were confirmed today.
For the longtrailers the new snow made the trail heavier and they enjoyed sledding with their dogs for a longer time. In LT-O the European Champion is Martin Brzek (CZ) and the Silver medal is won by Dieter Gramberger (A). Another Czech, Peter Gurega, musher wins the LT2 class and second is the French Gilles Bigot.
In Middle distance all mushers were happy with the new trail conditions. In Pulka, the title goes to Michel Decouteix (F) and his leader C Igor: In SJ 2 dogs, another Czech Jakub Urban wins the title and the Gold medal, while Slovaks get the silver medal with Igor Stefan and the Bronwe medal with Patrik Lucansky. In SJ 1 dog, the European Champion is Jan Neger (SK), silver medal goes to Roman Reistetter (SK) and bronze medal to Alexander Nesterov (RUS) with his Samojed named Ulrika. Junior Carla Reistetterova (SK) wins both the senior and junior medals in SJ women, silver medal going to Lenka Bickosova, also Slovak.
All sleds have been slower than yesterday, even Jean Combazard (F) who has been flying with his ten Siberian Huskies in MD O at an average speed of 20 km per hour over the all race. Second to him the excellent Roman Habasko (CZ), silver medal.
In A1 Class Doris Prohaska (A) wins the title and second is another Austrian lady, Renate Barwick. In A2 the French Thierry Narcy wins the title. In B1, the Slovak Maros Litvaj wins the title while the Silver medal goes to Richard Burda (CZ). Another Czech musher, Zbigniew Heczko wins the gold medal and the title with his six Greenland dogs: Second and silver medal is Vojta Nemec with six Samojeds, while the bronze medal goes to Nathalie Mannato (F) and her six Greenland dogs, followed by two Hungarian teams of Malamutes.
On the shorter trail of 23 km the C1 class the Italian Filippo Piccinini is the winner and European Champion, closely followed by the Frech Didier Fleury, silver medal and by Lukas Klima (CZ) bronze medal.In C2, Alain Diffort (F) wins the title, followed by ZuzanaDansova (CZ). In D1 the title goes to Blanka Csizmadia (HUN), while in D2 the French Junior wins the title and the silver medal goes to Harry Braeckmans (B).
Finally this has been an excellent Championship that all participants praised. Branislav Slany and all his team have been doings a fantastic work and all the organisers have been congratulated by all participants for their work and their friendliness.
This year the FISTC succeeded in organising all its championships and they all were big successes.
See you soon.
FISTC 2016 DISTANCE CHAMPIONS
LT-O : MARTIN BRZEK (CZ)
LT-2 : PETER GUREGA (CZ)
PULKA : MICHEL DECOUTEIX (F)
SJ 2 DOGS : JAKUB URBAN (CZ)
SJ 1 DOG MEN : JAN NEGER (SK)
SJ 1 DOG WOMEN : CARLA REISTETTEROVA (SK)
SJ 1 DOG W JUNIOR : CARLA REISTETTEROVA (SK)
O : JEAN COMBAZARD (F)
A1 : DORIS PROHASKA (A)
A2 : THIERRY NARCY (F)
B1 : MAROS LITVAJ (SK)
B2 : ZBIGNIEW HECZKO (CZ)
C1 : FILIPPO PICCININI (I)
C2 : ALAIN DIFFORT (F)
D1 : BLANKA CSIZMADIA (HUN)
D2 : THEO KENTZINGER (F)
D2 JUNIOR : THEO KENTZINGER (F)
FISTC European Championship MD / LT 2016
FISTC European Championship Mid and Long Distance 2016
SACHTICHY - Slovakia - 18 - 21 February 2016
Here we are again. On Thursday evening, after a quite rainy day we had a beautiful opening ceremony like our Slovak friends know to organise it.
Unfortunately it has been raining all night so the first day of race on Friday was cancelled.
But in life you need a minimum of luck and sometimes miracles. As from Friday lunch time rain turned into snow and this morning we had almost perfect trails and we could start the race. While some small parts of the trail, at the start and finish area were not good enough for skiers, some mushers said they have had on of their best distance race...
In Pulka Class, the first is the French Michel Decouteix. IN SJ 2 dogs the Czech Jacob Urban is the leader, while SJ 1 dog men is leaded by Jan Neger (SK).
In MD O class, Jean Combazard (F) has been unbelievely fast, racing the 39 km in less than 2 hoursand has now a confortable advantage on Roman Habasko (CZ) second. In A1 class the first is Doris Prohaska, while A2 is leaded bz Thierry Narcy (F).
B classes like SJ classes race on 30 km and B1 is lead by Maros Litvaj (SK) and B2 Class by Zbigniew Heczko (CZ).
C and D classes race on 22,5 km. C1 is led by Filippo Piccinini (I) and Didier Fleury (F) is second. C2 is led by Alain Diffort (F) with four Greenland dogs. D1 is in the hands of Blanka Csizmadia (HU), while in Dľ Theo Kentzinger (F) Junior is first.
A really beautiful race that would be one of the most beautiful in Europe with a little bit more snow.
Tomorrow will be another beautifull race as we expect some more snow during the night.
But right now we all will enjoy the musher dinner and dancing party offered by our Slovak friends to all participants, mushers, handlers and friends.
Once again what a good race in such a nice atmosphere like you only find on Distance Championshps.
FISTC MD/LT European Championship 2016
FINAL LIST FOR EC MD - LT 2016
SACHTICKLY - BANSKA' BYSTRICA
Dear Musher, here attached you find the final list with the numbers of partecipants at the European Championship MD / LT 2016.
We'll look forward to meet you in Sachtickly.
Final list (click here)
FISTC MD/LT European Championship
we would like to inform you that the place of the race was changed. The new place of the race is a ski resort Šachtičky ( http://www.sachticka.sk/ ) which is 8kms far from Banská Bystrica. The snow conditions are good. The route of the race will be conducted between Sachticky and Donovaly. Accomodations at Sachticky are unfortunately full, but we provided the accomodation at Secondary vocational school - the address is: Pod Bánošom 80, 974 11 Banská Bystrica, contact to Mrs. Novakovicova is +421 915 396 712. The price of the accomodation is 9€ per night.
We would like to request mushers to send two pictures of their sled and greatest successes to
. They will be screened during the opening ceremony on giant screen.