2002–03 FIS Cross-Country World Cup

The 2002–03 FIS Cross-Country World Cup was the 22nd official World Cup season in cross-country skiing for men and ladies. The season began in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 26 October on 2002 and was concluded in Falun, Sweden, on 23 March 2003. Mathias Fredriksson of Sweden won the overall men's cup,[1] and Bente Skari of Norway won the women's.[2]

2002–03 FIS Cross-Country World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Sweden Mathias Fredriksson Norway Bente Skari (4th title)
Distance (not arranged) (not arranged)
Sprint Sweden Thobias Fredriksson Norway Marit Bjørgen
Nations Cup Sweden Sweden Norway Norway
Nations Cup Overall Norway Norway
Competition
Locations 19 venues 19 venues
Individual 21 events 21 events
Relay/Team 6 events 6 events

CalendarEdit

MenEdit

Key: C – Classic / F – Freestyle
WC Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib Ref.
1 26 October 2002     Düsseldorf Sprint F     Peter Larsson   Thobias Fredriksson   Tor Arne Hetland   Peter Larsson [1]
2 23 November 2002     Kiruna 10 km F     Vincent Vittoz   Pietro Piller Cottrer   Fulvio Valbusa   Tor Arne Hetland [2]
3 30 November 2002     Ruka 15 km C     Vasily Rochev   Lukáš Bauer   Axel Teichmann   Vasily Rochev [3]
4 7 December 2002     Davos 15 km F     Mathias Fredriksson   Vincent Vittoz   Fulvio Valbusa   Vincent Vittoz [4]
5 11 December 2002     Clusone Sprint F     Tor Arne Hetland   René Sommerfeldt   Anders Högberg   René Sommerfeldt [5]
6 14 December 2002     Cogne 30 km C Mass Start     Frode Estil   Anders Aukland   Mathias Fredriksson   Mathias Fredriksson [6]
7 15 December 2002     Cogne Sprint C     Tor Arne Hetland   Lauri Pyykönen   Jens Arne Svartedal   Tor Arne Hetland [7]
8 19 December 2002     Linz Sprint F     Mikael Östberg   Thobias Fredriksson   Cristian Zorzi [8]
9 21 December 2002     Ramsau 10 km C + 10 km F  
Double Pursuit  
  Axel Teichmann   Anders Södergren   Tobias Angerer [9]
10 4 January 2003     Kavgolovo 10 km F     René Sommerfeldt   Mathias Fredriksson   Axel Teichmann   René Sommerfeldt [10]
11 12 January 2003     Otepää 30 km C Mass Start     Jörgen Brink   Anders Aukland   Andrus Veerpalu [11]
12 18 January 2003     Nové Město 15 km F     Lukáš Bauer   Christian Hoffmann   Per Elofsson [12]
13 25 January 2003     Oberhof 15 km C Mass Start     Mathias Fredriksson   Reto Burgermeister   Frode Estil   Mathias Fredriksson [13]
14 12 February 2003     Reit im Winkl Sprint F     Cristian Zorzi   Jörgen Brink   Tobias Angerer [14]
15 15 February 2003     Asiago 10 km C     Andrus Veerpalu   Frode Estil   Fulvio Valbusa [15]
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003 (22 February–5 March)
16 6 March 2003     Oslo Sprint C     Håvard Bjerkeli   Lauri Pyykönen   Thobias Fredriksson   Mathias Fredriksson [16]
17 8 March 2003     Oslo 50 km C     Andrus Veerpalu   Anders Aukland   Andrey Noutrikhin [17]
18 11 March 2003     Drammen Sprint C     Jens Arne Svartedal   Keijo Kurttila   Thobias Fredriksson [18]
19 16 March 2003     Lahti 15 km F     Mathias Fredriksson   Lukáš Bauer   Pietro Piller Cottrer [19]
20 20 March 2003     Borlänge Sprint F     Thobias Fredriksson   Peter Larsson   Cristian Zorzi [20]
21 22 March 2003     Falun 10 km C + 10 km F  
Double Pursuit  
  Mathias Fredriksson   Frode Estil   Jörgen Brink [21]

LadiesEdit

Key: C – Classic / F – Freestyle
WC Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib Ref.
1 26 October 2002     Düsseldorf Sprint F     Marit Bjørgen   Gabriella Paruzzi   Anita Moen   Marit Bjørgen [22]
2 23 November 2002     Kiruna 5 km F     Evi Sachenbacher
  Kristina Smigun
  Claudia Künzel   Evi Sachenbacher [23]
3 30 November 2002     Ruka 10 km C     Bente Skari   Kristina Šmigun   Lilia Vasilieva   Kristina Šmigun [24]
4 7 December 2002     Davos 10 km F     Bente Skari   Kristina Šmigun   Gabriella Paruzzi [25]
5 11 December 2002     Clusone Sprint F     Marit Bjørgen   Claudia Künzel   Maj Helen Sorkmo [26]
6 14 December 2002     Cogne 15 km C Mass Start     Bente Skari  Kristina Šmigun   Anita Moen [27]
7 15 December 2002     Cogne Sprint C     Bente Skari   Marit Bjørgen   Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen   Bente Skari [28]
8 19 December 2002     Linz Sprint F     Pirjo Manninen   Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen   Beckie Scott [29]
9 21 December 2002     Ramsau 5 km C + 5 km F  
Double Pursuit  
  Bente Skari   Marit Bjørgen   Kristina Šmigun [30]
10 4 January 2003     Kavgolovo 5 km F     Kristina Šmigun   Sabina Valbusa   Gabriella Paruzzi [31]
11 12 January 2003     Otepää 15 km C Mass Start     Bente Skari   Kristina Šmigun   Kaisa Varis [32]
12 18 January 2003     Nové Město 10 km F     Bente Skari   Gabriella Paruzzi  Kristina Šmigun [33]
13 25 January 2003     Oberhof 10 km C Mass Start     Bente Skari   Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen   Kaisa Varis [34]
14 12 February 2003     Reit im Winkl Sprint F     Marit Bjørgen   Evi Sachenbacher   Sabina Valbusa [35]
15 15 February 2003     Asiago 5 km C     Bente Skari   Beckie Scott   Olga Zavyalova [36]
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003 (22 February–5 March)
16 6 March 2003     Oslo Sprint C     Bente Skari   Manuela Henkel   Kirsi Välimaa   Bente Skari [37]
17 8 March 2003     Oslo 30 km C     Bente Skari   Annmari Viljanmaa   Aino-Kaisa Saarinen [38]
18 11 March 2003     Drammen Sprint C     Bente Skari   Manuela Henkel   Virpi Kuitunen [39]
19 16 March 2003     Lahti 10 km F     Gabriella Paruzzi   Olga Zavyalova   Bente Skari [40]
20 20 March 2003     Borlänge Sprint F     Bente Skari   Beckie Scott   Marit Bjørgen [41]
21 22 March 2003     Falun 5 km C + 5 km F  
Double Pursuit  
  Bente Skari   Evi Sachenbacher   Olga Zavyalova [42]

Men's teamEdit

WC Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Ref.
27 October 2002     Düsseldorf Team Sprint F   cancelled, not rescheduled
1 24 November 2002     Kiruna 4 × 10 km relay C/F     Italy

Giorgio Di Centa
Fulvio Valbusa
Pietro Piller Cottrer
Cristian Zorzi

  Norway

Kristen Skjeldal
Anders Aukland
Tor Arne Hetland
Thomas Alsgaard

  Germany

Andreas Schlütter
Axel Teichmann
Tobias Angerer
René Sommerfeldt

[43]
2 8 December 2002     Davos 4 × 10 km relay C/F     Norway II

Anders Aukland
Tore Bjonviken
Tor Arne Hetland
Thomas Alsgaard

  Italy

Giorgio Di Centa
Freddy Schwienbacher
Pietro Piller Cottrer
Cristian Zorzi

  Norway

Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset
Frode Estil
Kristen Skjeldal
Espen Bjervig

[44]
5 January 2003     Kavgolovo Team Sprint F   cancelled, not rescheduled [45]
3 19 January 2003     Nové Město 4 × 10 km relay C/F     Norway

Anders Aukland
Frode Estil
Tore Ruud Hofstad
Thomas Alsgaard

  Italy

Giorgio Di Centa
Fulvio Valbusa
Cristian Zorzi
Freddy Schwienbacher

  Germany

Jens Filbrich
Andreas Schlütter
Tobias Angerer
Andreas Stitzl

[46]
4 26 January 2003     Oberhof Team Sprint F     Italy

Giorgio Di Centa
Cristian Zorzi

  Germany

René Sommerfeldt
Tobias Angerer

  Norway

Jens Arne Svartedal
Thomas Alsgaard

[47]
5 14 February 2003     Asiago Team Sprint F     Italy

Giorgio Di Centa
Cristian Zorzi

  Germany II

René Sommerfeldt
Tobias Angerer

  Italy II

Renato Pasini
Freddy Schwienbacher

[48]
6 23 March 2003     Falun 4 × 10 km relay C/F     Sweden

Lars Carlsson
Mathias Fredriksson
Anders Södergren
Jörgen Brink

  Italy

Giorgio Di Centa
Fulvio Valbusa
Pietro Piller Cottrer
Cristian Zorzi

  Germany

Jens Filbrich
Andreas Schlütter
René Sommerfeldt
Axel Teichmann

[49]

Ladies' teamEdit

WC Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Ref.
27 October 2002     Düsseldorf Team Sprint F   cancelled, not rescheduled
1 24 November 2002     Kiruna 4 × 5 km relay C/F     Norway

Anita Moen
Bente Skari
Maj Helen Sorkmo
Vibeke Skofterud

  Germany

Manuela Henkel
Viola Bauer
Claudia Künzel
Evi Sachenbacher

  Italy

Magda Genuin
Gabriella Paruzzi
Arianna Follis
Sabina Valbusa

[50]
2 8 December 2002     Davos 4 × 5 km relay C/F     Norway

Vibeke Skofterud
Bente Skari
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Maj Helen Sorkmo

  Russia

Olga Zavyalova
Lilia Vasilieva
Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova
Nina Gavrylyuk

  Germany

Manuela Henkel
Viola Bauer
Evi Sachenbacher
Claudia Künzel

[51]
5 January 2003     Kavgolovo Team Sprint F   cancelled, not rescheduled [52]
3 19 January 2003     Nové Město 4 × 5 km relay C/F     Germany

Viola Bauer
Manuela Henkel
Claudia Künzel
Evi Sachenbacher

  Norway

Anita Moen
Marit Bjørgen
Kristin Størmer Steira
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen

  Finland

Kirsi Välimaa
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Elina Hietamäki
Kaisa Varis

[53]
4 26 January 2003     Oberhof Team Sprint F     Norway

Anita Moen
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen

  Germany II

Claudia Künzel
Manuela Henkel

  Germany III

Viola Bauer
Stefanie Böhler

[54]
5 14 February 2003     Asiago Team Sprint F     Germany II

Claudia Künzel
Evi Sachenbacher

  Russia II

Alyona Sidko
Natalya Korostelyova

  Italy

Karin Moroder
Arianna Follis

[55]
6 23 March 2003     Falun 4 × 5 km relay C/F     Germany

Manuela Henkel
Viola Bauer
Claudia Künzel
Evi Sachenbacher

  Norway

Anita Moen
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Kristin Størmer Steira
Bente Skari

  Italy

Sabina Valbusa
Gabriella Paruzzi
Antonella Confortola
Arianna Follis

[56]

Mixed teamEdit

WC Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Ref.
1 1 December 2002     Kuusamo 2×5 km/2×10 km C/F     Finland
Annmari Viljanmaa
Ari Palolahti
Pirjo Manninen
Teemu Kattilakoski
  Finland II
Kirsi Välimaa
Kuisma Taipale
Riitta-Liisa Lassila
Sami Jauhojärvi
  Italy
Gabriella Paruzzi
Fulvio Valbusa
Sabina Valbusa
Pietro Piller Cottrer
[57]

Men's standingsEdit

Ladies' standingsEdit

AchievementsEdit

Victories in this World Cup (all-time number of victories as of 2002/03 season in parentheses)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WORLD CUP STANDING MEN" (PDF). International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ "WORLD CUP STANDING WOMEN" (PDF). International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

External linksEdit