Friday, January 20, 2012

Classic Racing in Estonia

I love the classic-race weekends in Estonia. As Nat Herz described so well in Fasterskier last year and Kieran Jones summarized early this season, the place is nuts for skiing, and "diagonal stride" seems particularly, aptly old school. With the Estonian war horses Mae and Veerpalu retired, the racing should be even more interesting than usual - though I think Saturday's sprints are going to turn out pretty much the way of the classic sprints at Oberstdorf in December and Kuusamo in November.