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Good question. I guess it depends. If there are snow shortages again, then loops would be only 2.5 km long if even that and the track would be crowded anyway. And FIS doesn't want to do interval starts on such short loops, because it would look like a mess on TV I guess.I know winter is still a few month away, however there is something I have thought about for a while now. Maybe, just maybe Covid 19 might be a blessing in disguse for us cross country skiing fans.
Wouldn`t it be possibe that Fis will be forced to replace mass start races with individual starts. I know, cycling has mass start races too, but winter might be a different thing. We all know that viruses spread / are more dangerous in winter than in summer. So having mass start races with athletes breathing hard next to each other seems a bit strange when we are required to wear mask in public places and so on.
So , do you see a chance that mass startraces could actually be in danger this season, too?
Biathlon has reduced the amount of world cup venues to reduce travelling and potential risk of falling ill. I wouldn't be surprised if FIS did something similar. So I don't think calendar is set in stone yet. And I'm highly sceptical of Chinese races going ahead, even if Olympics are supposed to be there the year after.So the shedule for this XC season has been finalized. There are some Bad and some good news. The Bad: Tour the Ski she dule IS dogshit once again. No Long distance Stage at all. The good. IT IS offical, after 13 years of dispair, the 50km on the Holmenkollen are finally raced as an individual start. The Situation of the WC in Oberstdorf remains unclear, though. I fear a total cancellation is still very Well possible.