DAY 1 - Friday 10 february

After the nice opening ceremony yesterday evening in the center of the city of Tarvisio, the serious things began this morning on the famous trail designed by Ararad Katchikian in Piana di Fusine.
The quite cold (-10° C) but nice weather was good for the dogs.
A special trail had been designed for the skiers, pulka, ski joring 2 and 1 dog and all trails were in good conditions thanks to the work of the organisers. The first team started at 10.00 am.
In Pulka class Roman Reistetter (SLK) is first followed by Klaus Bäumel (A). In Sj 2 dogs, Matjaz Ovsenek (SLO) benefied from the problems encountered by Marcel Matanin (SLK). Three slovaks are also leading the Ski joring 1 dog class with siberian huskies while three Austrians lead SJ1 class 2 with malamutes or Greenlanddogs. In SJ women class the lead is in the hands of three very nice German athletes with alaskan malamutes.
In O class, Jean Combazard (F) returned from the Grande Odissee race is first.
In A1, Jurgen Stolz (D) is leading the class closely followed by Karl Rachbauer (A).
in A2, Nathalie Mannato is first.
The B1 class is lead by Carel Van de Mortel (NL) closely followed by Massimo Martini and Luca Castelletta - both from Italy.
Giorgio Pirini (I) in B2 is faster than Bernd Sauerhofer (A), second.
Alexandr Serdjukov (A) is first in the C1 class. The C2 class is lead by two French teams with greenlanddogs, Laurent Blot preceding Anthony Coffre. Christoph Rotter (A) is first in D1 class followed by a junior - Marc Wiatowsky (D). Another German musher, Bernd Kirstein and his two Greenlanddogs are leading the D2 class.
After a good Work on the trails the the race will restart at 10.00 am tomorrow morning on these fast trails.

Result list of the first day of race

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