The Long Distance Ski Championship
Updated: Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:30

Pro Teams

Email: racedirector@skiclassics.com if interested in registering a Pro Team.
Pro Team rules can be found here: Rules and Regulations 2016/2017.

Team Santander

Pro Team Ranking: 
1
Pro Team Points: 
6 496
Pro Team Name: 
Team Santander
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Jørgen Aukland, Magnar Dalen
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
004741239705
About the Pro Team: 
Team Santander was established in 2007 by Anders and Jørgen Aukland. Since then the team has always been the leading team in long distance skiing, with several victories in Vasaloppet, Marcialonga, Birkebeineren and the winner of the yellow and green bib, and the team competition in Ski Classics several times. We are always trying to develop the sport and to take long distance skiing to the next level. We are working together as a team, helping each other to bring out the best and to win together. Team Santander is an international team with stars from Sweden, Island, Czech Republic, Poland and Norway. Team Santander brings world class athletes like Johan Olsson, Justyna Kowalczyk, Tord Asle Gjerdalen and Anders Aukland to the long distance scene. We are also focusing on other sides of the sport, taking social responsibility, being good role models and to inspire people to an active way of living. Jørgen Aukland has now retired from elite level and will lead the team together with Magnar Dalen. We are aiming for the stars!

Lager 157 Ski Team

Pro Team Ranking: 
2
Pro Team Points: 
4 384
Pro Team Name: 
Lager 157 Ski Team
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Anton Järnberg
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+46703643966
About the Pro Team: 
Lager 157 Ski Team was founded in May 2014 as a further development of Helsinge Ski Team, focusing on compteting in the Visma Ski Classics. The ambition is to challenge the biggest team, and aim for a podium place in the team competition and the pink jersey in the mens competition. Further more to defend the yellow jersey in the ladies competition.

Team United Bakeries

Pro Team Ranking: 
3
Pro Team Points: 
3 948
Pro Team Name: 
Team United Bakeries
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Bernhard Ronning
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+4790827458
About the Pro Team: 
Team United Bakeries is a professional long-distance cross-country team established in 2008. The team has been an integral part of the long distance ski circuit since 2008 with an overall goal of winning ski races and the overall Visma Ski Classics.

Team LeasePlan

Pro Team Ranking: 
4
Pro Team Points: 
3 804
Pro Team Name: 
Team LeasePlan
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Thomas Alsgaard
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+4790935600
About the Pro Team: 
Team LeasePlan - Thomas Alsgaards professional Cross Country Ski Team. The team contains of 10 racers situated in Norway and Sweden. 4 racers on the team train and compete in all-round, aiming for WC and the national team in Norway. 6 racers do only long distance races in Visma Ski Classics with this team. The goal of the long distance team is to win the yellow jersey for both men and woman. We also aim for the pink jersey, and then of course the total team category. Our head coach is Hans kristian Stadheim. Head of the waxing team is Stein Erik Olsen. The whole team contains 21 people in total.

Team BN Bank

Pro Team Ranking: 
5
Pro Team Points: 
2 521
Pro Team Name: 
Team BN Bank
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Sigurd Granmark
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+47 99211704
About the Pro Team: 
Team BN Bank is a new team, but with experienced athletes. This is our first season, but still we are extremely ambitius. We are here to win as many races as possible this season. In the long run we will be the best and most known cross- country team in the Ski Classics. VISION ”Best in the long run” (BN Bank vision) GOALS CREATE A WINNING CULTURE 1) To win every race we participate in 2) DOMINATE MEDIA Team BN Bank shall be the most visible and likeable team in the cross country industry . 3) DEVELOP / CHANGE THE SPONSORSHIP INDUSTRY We will add more value to our partners and the sport than any other team (ragardless of sports). VALUES 1) CAUSE Sport or non sport related, we shall always seek to be the cause and not the consequence. 2) PURPOSE Isolated winning is not important, but winning will allow us to help others, and that creates purpose in winning. 3) FUN ”If we can`t make it fun, we can`t make it done” ARENA Our goal is to participate in all Ski Classics events and contribute to further development of Ski Classics.

Team Serneke

Pro Team Ranking: 
6
Pro Team Points: 
2 299
Pro Team Name: 
Team Serneke
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Martin Holmstrand
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+46702463945
About the Pro Team: 
Team Serneke is a brand new ski team from Sweden. The team consists of some of the most exciting and youngest established athletes from across the country. Together with our partners and the new generation of contracting company, Serneke, we are building for the future.

Team PIONEER Investments

Pro Team Ranking: 
7
Pro Team Points: 
2 148
Pro Team Name: 
Team PIONEER Investments
Pro Team Nationality: 
Czech Republic
Pro Team Director Name: 
Lukas Bauer
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+420777585129
About the Pro Team: 
Lukas Bauer long-distance ski team of top level athletes focused for VISMA SkiClassics as well as real sport enthusiasts and hobby skiers. Team was established 2014 and for upcoming season we want to continue in great last season development. Follow the team on team´s web pages, Official facebook profile or Instagram!

Russian Marathon Team

Pro Team Ranking: 
8
Pro Team Points: 
1 290
Pro Team Name: 
Russian Marathon Team
Pro Team Nationality: 
Russia
Pro Team Director Name: 
Maxim Fadeev
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+79250574045
About the Pro Team: 
Russian Marathon Team (RMT) is entering its fourth season Ski Сlassics series. We have new sponsors, new management, new composition of athletes and new hopes. We want to continue the successful tradition of past seasons. The team plans for the coming season to be on the podium no less than two times, and win in one of the events.

Team Robinson Petshop Trainer

Pro Team Ranking: 
9
Pro Team Points: 
1 135
Pro Team Name: 
Team Robinson Petshop Trainer
Pro Team Nationality: 
Italy
Pro Team Director Name: 
Andrea Buttaboni
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+39.328.7477981
About the Pro Team: 
The Team Robinsonpetshop Trainer is a Italian team and is the professional part of the Team Futura. The team was founded in 1981 and contains all the best Italian athletes out of the military corps (therefore out of Professionals). Among our most important successes we remind the “Marcialonga”, repeatedly won, in men’s category and also women’s category and the all the “ski marathon” in Italy, except one: the “Sgambeda” of Livigno. This will be the third time in the world of Visma Ski Classics and the first in which the team will work in the international circuit with two new sponsors – Robinsonpetshop & Trainer – that will bring more energy and professionalism to try to improve and get great satisfaction and a better position in the European ranking. Good luck to all from Italy.

Team Tynell

Pro Team Ranking: 
10
Pro Team Points: 
1 023
Pro Team Name: 
Team Tynell
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Daniel Tynell
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+46705398290
About the Pro Team: 
Team Tynell was started as a long distance team consisting of the two brothers Daniel and Rikard. Now, Daniel has retired, taking the role as a team captain. Last season, the long distance legend Jerry Ahrlin was the new brother of the team. However, season 16-17 Team Tynell is also represented by its first woman ever - Laila Kveli. So with athletes gathering many Ski Classics podiums, Team Tynell is now more complete than ever - and aiming for new victories

Team SkiProAm

Pro Team Ranking: 
11
Pro Team Points: 
981
Pro Team Name: 
Team SkiProAm
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Ole Jörgen Wold
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
0046-707-262291
About the Pro Team: 
The first professional ski team for girls.

Team Synnfjell

Pro Team Ranking: 
12
Pro Team Points: 
899
Pro Team Name: 
Team Synnfjell
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Geir Kvillum
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+47 93019550
About the Pro Team: 
Team Synnfjell established 2006. Located in Oppland county and the Lillehammer and Gjøvik area. Our goal is to bring talented cross-country athlets up to their potential in Allround and Long distance skiing. For the season 2016-17 our goal in skiclassics is top 10 for the team, and top 3 in youth men and women.

Atlas Craft Team

Pro Team Ranking: 
13
Pro Team Points: 
894
Pro Team Name: 
Atlas Craft Team
Pro Team Nationality: 
Czech Republic
Pro Team Director Name: 
Josef Korhoň
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+420737257125
About the Pro Team: 
The Czech professional team of long-distance cross-country skiing with ambitions to compete with the best long-distance skiers. In parallel with the professional team we also support hobby cross country skiing. The team's history dates back to the year 2011. For this season we're back stronger and our goal is to be in the top 8 in the order of the teams.

Silvini Madshus team

Pro Team Ranking: 
14
Pro Team Points: 
763
Pro Team Name: 
Silvini Madshus team
Pro Team Nationality: 
Czech Republic
Pro Team Director Name: 
Marek Pazderský
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+420777101981
About the Pro Team: 
The best and largest cross-country team in central Europe with two starts and lot of followers. Stanislav Řezáč is a legend of long distance races (18x start in Vasaloppet) and Klara Moravcova represented the Czech Republic at the Olympics games in Sochi. We are for clean sport without doping.

Gel Intérim Rossignol

Pro Team Ranking: 
15
Pro Team Points: 
747
Pro Team Name: 
Gel Intérim Rossignol
Pro Team Nationality: 
France
Pro Team Director Name: 
Stéphane Mouton
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+33686075800
About the Pro Team: 
Gel Intérim / Rossignol was born two years ago during season 2014 / 2015. It was created to gather all french elite skiers. Now we have also 3 elite swiss skiers. So, it's an internatonal team. We are the first professional long distance ski team in France. Indeed, 6 athletes are professional : Seraina, Adrien, Toni, Benoit, Bastien and Candide.

Ski team Mäenpää

Pro Team Ranking: 
16
Pro Team Points: 
524
Pro Team Name: 
Ski team Mäenpää
Pro Team Nationality: 
Finland
Pro Team Director Name: 
Kim Maenpaa
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+358505632762
About the Pro Team: 
Ski team Mäenpää is a Finnish long distance skiing team that participates in Visma Ski Classics in 2017 season. Team’s main sponsor is construction company Mäenpää Byggnads Ab, owned by brothers Mats and Kim Mäenpää. Originating from Pietarsaari, Finnish Ostrobothnia, Mäenpää Byggnads Ab today has a turnover of about €30 million. The goal of the cooperation is to grow interest in long distance skiing in Finland and in the long term to build a strong and competitive long distance skiing team.

Team Telemark

Pro Team Ranking: 
17
Pro Team Points: 
450
Pro Team Name: 
Team Telemark
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norge
Pro Team Director Name: 
Jostein Hestmann Vinjerui
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+4795724588
About the Pro Team: 
From: Telemark, Norway Allround and long distansce team with experienced and young athletes. Most of the team are from Telemark, but we have 3 strong women and a couple of international stars.

Team igne

Pro Team Ranking: 
18
Pro Team Points: 
425
Pro Team Name: 
Team igne
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Klas Nilsson
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+46706869568
About the Pro Team: 
Northern Sweden's first Skiclassics pro team that previously went under the name 7-mila and Pelagia/Northsport. The team consists mainly of skiers from Västerbotten. Behind the team are now the reliable law firm Igne, legal expertise with people in focus. The team goes under the Steve Prefontaine motto: "To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.

Team ParkettPartner

Pro Team Ranking: 
19
Pro Team Points: 
417
Pro Team Name: 
Team ParkettPartner
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Arnt Nyborg
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+4795841495
About the Pro Team: 
Team Parkettpartner in Norway is located near Sjusjøen and Lillehammer. This is the third season. We have 6 young skiers. Maybe the youngest Vismas Ski Classics Team?

Team Xcalibur LILL SPORT

Pro Team Ranking: 
20
Pro Team Points: 
415
Pro Team Name: 
Team Xcalibur LILL SPORT
Pro Team Nationality: 
Italy
Pro Team Director Name: 
Gilberto Pellegrino
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
(0039) 3483007947
About the Pro Team: 
As they say there is no two without three...we hope to confirm even this season in the top ten, but above all to fun much.

Team IFK Mora Skidklubb

Pro Team Ranking: 
21
Pro Team Points: 
365
Pro Team Name: 
Team IFK Mora Skidklubb
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Håkan Holmberg
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+46 70 81 77361
About the Pro Team: 
Second year in Visma Ski Classics for Team IFK Mora Skidklubb. The Team come from Vasaloppet's home town, Mora. This year we will compete in most races in Visma Ski Classics .

Team Forever Nordic

Pro Team Ranking: 
22
Pro Team Points: 
353
Pro Team Name: 
Team Forever Nordic
Pro Team Nationality: 
Germany
Pro Team Director Name: 
Sven Muench
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+49 163 4482741
About the Pro Team: 
We are now starting into our second season as a Pro Team. The team is based in Munich and we want to stay the best german speaking team in this series. As all of the team members have a part time employment beside their sport, we want to show that competing on a professional level is still possible. If we can inspire young and old people to follow an active way of life and have fun skiing we are on the way to accomplish our mission.

Skimarathon Team Austria

Pro Team Ranking: 
23
Pro Team Points: 
212
Pro Team Name: 
Skimarathon Team Austria
Pro Team Nationality: 
Austria
Pro Team Director Name: 
Peter Kiene, Stefan Petritsch
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
00436645278891
About the Pro Team: 
Be a part of it! … Part II Younger, stronger and highly motivated we look forward to our second Visma Ski Classics racing season. Our goal is to finish among the top 15 in the Team ranking. We know that this is an ambitious goal, but in our rows we have the current German Skimarathon Champion Eric Thomas and the strongest Austrian female Long distance skier Petra Tanner. Life is hard in the Alps, that is the secret of our strength and endurance. Accompanied and supported by our sponsors and with our new media partner xc-ski.de we would like to increase the level of awareness of cross-country skiing in the German-speaking countries.

Brink Ski Team

Pro Team Ranking: 
24
Pro Team Points: 
162
Pro Team Name: 
Brink Ski Team
Pro Team Nationality: 
Sweden
Pro Team Director Name: 
Jörgen Brink
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+46706949037
About the Pro Team: 
Swedish team with a strong connection to the landscape Hälsingland both with sponsors, service people and athletes. I hope to inspire people to start training and especially young kids to start skiing in this region. After severel years thinking of starting my own skiteam I this year realise this project. I hope to build this team up the coming years with more athletes. I want to start with a small team who is easier to handle in the begining. For the upcoming winter we are aiming for good results.

Haute-Savoie Nordic Team

Pro Team Ranking: 
25
Pro Team Points: 
100
Pro Team Name: 
Haute-Savoie Nordic Team
Pro Team Nationality: 
France
Pro Team Director Name: 
Alban Gobert
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+33 6 74 68 73 67
About the Pro Team: 
One of the two best ski teams in France, the Haute-Savoie Nordic Team is composed by several athletes kinds, with olympic & world championships medalists, FIS Worldloppet cup winners, but also young well sprinters & longue-distance athletes. After three years on the FIS Worldloppet Cup, It will be our first season on the Visma Ski Classics, as Pro Team.

Team Rustad IL

Pro Team Ranking: 
26
Pro Team Points: 
37
Pro Team Name: 
Team Rustad IL
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Morten Tomter
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
45837698
About the Pro Team: 
Team Rustad IL is started on the basis of the ski club Rustad il. Team Rustad IL is for athletes in Rustad IL who will compete in long-distance race. The team has also a partnership with Danish athletes from the national team. Rustad IL was started on 8 November 1967, and currently has approximately 1370 members. From the start it was skigroup in Rustad il with downhill and cross-country skiing together. In 1975, cross-country spun off as a separate group. Cross-country group is inn Skullerud close to Østmarka, East part of Oslo. Conscious commitment to good trainers / training gave eventually results. Rustad il`s name has become more familiar and the group is currently well known in the cross country scene in Norway. We pr. date a membership of approximately 800 active athletes. The group has annual participants in Norwegian Cup and other major races and this has given the team a lot of medals in the national championship, Junior Championship and Senior Championship. In recent years we have also had a national runner in the team, Anders Gløersen. He has given the club many memorable experiences with World Championship gold in relay for Norway in Falun, individual World Cup bronze, several World Cup victories and championship gold

Team Skiclub

Pro Team Ranking: 
27
Pro Team Points: 
5
Pro Team Name: 
Team Skiclub
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Stig Robertsen
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+47 91 33 19 85
About the Pro Team: 
Team Skiclub were founded in 2014. We are cross country skiing team from the southern part of Norway. We are the first team in this part of Norway to compete and train at this level.

Mosetertoppen Skiline Concept Team

Pro Team Ranking: 
28
Pro Team Points: 
0
Pro Team Name: 
Mosetertoppen Skiline Concept Team
Pro Team Nationality: 
Norway
Pro Team Director Name: 
Espen Harald Bjerke
Pro Team Director Mobile Number: 
+47 92031958
About the Pro Team: 
Team Mosetertoppen SKILINE is situated in Hafjell, Norway. The founders of the team are cabin manufacturer Leve Hytter and real estate developer Mosetertoppen Hafjell AS. These two companies runs a common cabin concept called SKILINE. This concept is tailor-made for the active family whom loves skiing. With that in mind, it couldn't be more natural starting a ski team! The team consists of 20 enthusiastic athletes, four of them are on the Pro Team.