1985–86 FIS Cross-Country World Cup

The 1985–86 FIS Cross-Country World Cup was the 5th official World Cup season in cross-country skiing for men and ladies. The World Cup began in Labrador City, Canada, on 7 December 1985 and finished in Oslo, Norway, on 15 March 1986. Gunde Svan of Sweden won the overall men's cup, and Marjo Matikainen of Finland won the women's.

1985–86 FIS Cross-Country World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Sweden Gunde Svan (3rd title) Finland Marjo Matikainen
Nations Cup Sweden Sweden Norway Norway
Nations Cup Overall Norway Norway
Competition
Locations 9 venues 9 venues
Individual 9 events 9 events
Relay/Team 5 events 5 events

Before the season began, after several years of disagreements between athletes and federations concerning what styles of skiing should be allowed, it was decided that cross-country skiing should have two disciplines: classical and freestyle. The initiative to this idea was made by the Swedish skier Thomas Wassberg.[1]

Race calendarEdit

MenEdit

C – Classic / F – Freestyle
No. Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
1 8 December 1985   Labrador City 15 km C   Gunde Svan   Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass   Vladimir Smirnov [1]
2 14 December 1985   Biwabik 30 km F   Gunde Svan   Kari Ristanen   Ove Aunli [2]
3 11 January 1986   La Bresse 30 km C   Gunde Svan   Vladimir Smirnov   Erik Östlund [3]
4 15 January 1986   Bohinj 5 km F   Torgny Mogren   Gunde Svan   Vegard Ulvang [4]
5 14 February 1986   Oberstdorf 50 km F   Gunde Svan   Vladimir Sakhnov   Maurilio De Zolt [5]
6 23 February 1986   Kavgolovo 15 km C   Vladimir Smirnov   Gunde Svan   Yuriy Burlakov [6]
7 2 March 1986   Lahti 15 km F   Torgny Mogren   Gunde Svan   Giorgio Vanzetta [7]
8 8 March 1986   Falun 30 km   Thomas Wassberg   Thomas Eriksson   Martin Hole [8]
9 14 March 1986   Oslo 50 km C   Gunde Svan   Torgny Mogren   Vegard Ulvang [9]

WomenEdit

C – Classic / F – Freestyle
No. Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
1 7 December 1985   Labrador City 5 km F   Marjo Matikainen   Anfisa Reztsova   Jaana Savolainen [10]
2 13 December 1985   Biwabik 10 km C   Brit Pettersen   Marianne Dahlmo   Marjo Matikainen [11]
3 11 January 1986   Les Saisies 10 km F   Gaby Nestler   Carola Jacob   Simone Opitz [12]
4 18 January 1986   Nové Město 20 km F   Simone Opitz   Gaby Nestler   Marianne Dahlmo [13]
5 15 February 1986   Oberstdorf 20 km C   Marianne Dahlmo   Brit Pettersen   Raisa Smetanina [14]
6 22 February 1986   Kavgolovo 10 km C   Anne Jahren   Marianne Dahlmo   Raisa Smetanina [15]
7 2 March 1986   Lahti 5 km C   Marjo Matikainen   Anne Jahren   Marianne Dahlmo [16]
8 8 March 1986   Falun 30 km C   Brit Pettersen   Marjo Matikainen   Marit Mikkelsplass [17]
9 15 March 1986   Oslo 10 km F   Jaana Savolainen   Simone Opitz   Anne Jahren [18]

Men's team eventsEdit

C – Classic / F – Freestyle
Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
8 December 1985   Labrador City 4 × 10 km relay C/F   Sweden I

Erik Östlund
Jan Ottosson
Torgny Mogren
Gunde Svan

  Soviet Union

Leonid Turtchin
Oleksandr Batyuk
Vasily Gorbachyov
Vladimir Smirnov

  Norway

Tor Håkon Holte
Vegard Ulvang
Ove Aunli Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass

[2]
15 January 1986   Bohinj 4 × 10 km relay C   Sweden

Erik Östlund
Torgny Mogren
Christer Majbäck
Gunde Svan

  Soviet Union

Oleksandr Batyuk
Mikhail Devyatyarov
Yuriy Burlakov
Vladimir Smirnov

  Norway

Hans Erik Tofte
Vegard Ulvang
Per Knut Aaland
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass

[3]
16 February 1986   Oberstdorf 4 × 10 km relay C   Sweden I

Erik Östlund
Torgny Mogren
Gunde Svan Thomas Eriksson

  Norway I

Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Vegard Ulvang
Martin Hole
Hans Erik Tofte

  Soviet Union II

Andrei Sergeyev
Oleksandr Ushkalenko
Yuriy Burlakov
Alexey Burlakov

[4]
9 March 1986   Falun 4 × 10 km relay F   Sweden

Erik Östlund
Thomas Eriksson
Torgny Mogren
Gunde Svan

  Norway I

Arild Monsen
Vegard Ulvang
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Martin Hole

  Finland

Ari Hynninen
Kari Ristanen
Aki Karvonen
Harri Kirvesniemi

[19]
13 March 1986   Oslo 4 × 10 km relay F   Sweden I

Erik Östlund
Thomas Eriksson
Torgny Mogren
Gunde Svan

  Italy

Arild Monsen
Vegard Ulvang
Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass
Martin Hole

  Sweden II

Thomas Wassberg
Christer Majbäck
Lars Håland
Sven-Eric Danielsson

[20]

Women's team eventsEdit

C – Classic / F – Freestyle
Date Venue Event Winner Second Third Ref.
15 December 1985   Biwabik 4 × 5 km relay F   Finland   Soviet Union   Norway [21]
15 January 1986   Klingenthal 4 × 5 km relay F   East Germany I

Carola Jacob
Susann Kuhfittig
Simone Opitz
Gaby Nestler

  Finland

Pirkko Määttä
Jaana Savolainen
Eija Hyytiäinen
Marjo Matikainen

  Sweden

Marie Johansson
Anna Larsson
Anna-Lena Fritzon
Karin Lamberg-Skog

[5]
16 February 1986   Oberstdorf 4 × 5 km relay C   Norway I

Marianne Dahlmo
Brit Pettersen
Solveig Pedersen
Anne Jahren

  Finland

Pirkko Määttä
Jaana Savolainen
Eija Hyytiäinen
Marjo Matikainen

  Soviet Union

Nina Gavrylyuk
Tamara Tikhonova
Natalia Furlatova
Nina Koroleva

[6]
1 March 1986   Lahti 4 × 5 km relay C   Norway I

Berit Aunli
Brit Pettersen
Solveig Pedersen
Anne Jahren

  Finland I

Pirkko Määttä
Eija Hyytiäinen
Jaana Savolainen
Marjo Matikainen

  Norway II

Marianne Myklebust
Nina Skeime
Nina Østvold
Trude Dybendahl

[22]
13 March 1986   Oslo 4 × 5 km relay F   Sweden

Lis Frost
Carina Görlin
Karin Lamberg-Skog
Annika Dahlman

  Norway I

Marianne Dahlmo
Nina Skeime
Berit Aunli
Anne Jahren

  Norway II

Inger Helene Nybråten
Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Siv Tangen

[23]

Overall standingsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden (SWE)85114
2  Norway (NOR)44917
3  Finland (FIN)3227
4  East Germany (GDR)2316
5  Soviet Union (URS)1438
6  Italy (ITA)0022
Totals (6 nations)18181854

AchievementsEdit

First World Cup career victory
Victories in this World Cup (all-time number of victories as of 1985/86 season in parentheses)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alexander Lundholm (15 February 2015). "När skejten kom och förändrade längdskidåkningen för alltid" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ Trousil, Jaroslav, ed. (January 1986). "4x10 km (bruslení) 8. prosince v Labrador City" (PDF). LYŽAŘSTVÍ (in Czech). Czech Ski Association. p. 5. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ Trousil, Jaroslav, ed. (February 1986). "4x10 km 15. ledna (klasický styl) v Bohinjské Bistrici" (PDF). LYŽAŘSTVÍ (in Czech). Czech Ski Association. p. 5. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ Trousil, Jaroslav, ed. (March 1986). "4x10 km (klasický styl) 16 února v Oberstdorfu" (PDF). LYŽAŘSTVÍ (in Czech). Czech Ski Association. p. 6. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ Trousil, Jaroslav, ed. (February 1986). "4x5 km (volný styl) v Klingenthalu" (PDF). LYŽAŘSTVÍ (in Czech). Czech Ski Association. p. 5. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ Trousil, Jaroslav, ed. (March 1986). "4x5 km (volný styl) 16 února v Oberstdorfu" (PDF). LYŽAŘSTVÍ (in Czech). Czech Ski Association. p. 6. Retrieved 24 March 2020.