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Information desk

If you have any questions, you are welcome to visit us at our information desk at Quality Hotel Residence. The desk will be open:
 
  • Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 and 19:30 - 21:00
  • Friday and Saturday 08:00 - 10:00 and 12:00 - 13:00

Please contact athletes contact Kent Borsheim: +47 93 81 86 44 or Tina Langhelle: +47 41 45 32 52 if you have any questions.


Program / Qualification rules / Info / MAP


Here is a document (in norwegian) with information about the races with program and qualificationinfo for 2017!

Detailed minute by minute program will come on the program page as soon as it is completed!

Rollerski info for the whole festival can be found here on which wheeltypes, etc.

Are you racing Blink Classics? Read the athletes information here (Updated 24.07.17)

There are also rules set for the Blink Classics race.

Rules for service during the Blink Classics race found here.

Also the map for the races can be found here for 60km race, and here for 20km.

Profile of race:
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Startlist and Results

All the startlists, results, zeroing and qualification list can be found in our menu Lists. These will be updated as soon as new lists arrives.


Training possibility shooting


If you want to do shooting in the new Sandnes Arena. Please contact Arne Idland at arne.idland@skiskyting.no
Shooting mats are available here, but binoculars, cardboards you have to bring your own (or arrange with us). You are also responsible to follow safety rules while training here.
Adress: Melsheiveien 79, 4308 Sandnes. For map check here!
 

THE BLINK SKIFESTIVAL, LYSEBOTN/SANDNES 26th JULY. – 29th JULY 2017

 
Welcome to the BLINK SKIFESTIVAL, 26th of July.- 29th of July 2017
 
The  BLINK SKIFESTIVAL was arranged for the first time in 2006, and has since become the biggest
roller-ski event in the World at summertime! Throughout three adventurous days the region will be presented at its best – the spectacular scenery of Lysebotn and the beautifulness of Sandnes City! 

The festival starts on Wednesday with the first version of classic race over 50 and 60km in Gjesdal and Sandnes surroundings. There will also be a shorter race (20km) for those who don't want to race the longest.

The 2017 festival continue on Thursday as the athletes battle the tough hills of Lysebotn, surrounded by spectacular scenery and a real “Tour de France” atmosphere. The festivities continue through Friday and Saturday, as the world elite rolls onto the streets of Sandnes city center! It`s expected that about 50 000 spectators will come to visit BLINK!
 
The Norwegian national team in both cross country and biathlon will arrive with their best athletes to compete against 100 of the best international athletes. The festival will be broadcasted on both NRK and Eurosport!
 
 

PROGRAM:

Wednesday 26th of July 2017 


Blink Classics (50km, 60km and 20km)
 

Thursday 27th of July 2017 


Lysebotn opp (uphill race 7.5km, 2km and 1km)


Since 2010 the Lysebotn Up-hill race has been included in the BLINK festival and has been a huge success from the very beginning.This year 800 athletes will take part in this popular race! The great scenery and the “Tour de France” atmosphere make this race to an unforgettable memory!
The race is a mass start uphill in free technique and has a distance of 7.5 km. The athletes start on sea level and finish 640 meter above sea level.
 
Previous winners of this race have been Jean Marc Gaillard (2010), Martin Johnsrud Sundby (2011), Marit Bjørgen (2011), Maurice Manificat (2012), Terese Johaug (2012), Kaisa Makarainen (2013), Curdin Perl (2013), Elisabeth Stephen (2014), Maurice Manificat (2014), Heidi Weng (2015), Matti Heikkinen (2015), Therese Johaug (2016) and Matti Heikkinen (2016).
The best athletes from the Lysebotn Race are automatically qualified to start in the Mass start in Sandnes on Friday.



Friday 28th of July 2017 


Races in Sandnes for both Cross Country (Mass-start) and Biathlon (shooting duels, and mass-start)

 

Saturday 29th of July 2017 


Races in Sandnes for both Cross Country (Sprint) and Biathlon (Supersprint)
 

 

CROSS COUNTRY:


Classic race Gjesdal/Sandnes Wednesday:

   - 50km and 60km.
 
Mass start The Lysebotn Up-hill race Thursday:

   - Women and men 7,5 km
   - 640 meter climb from the start to finish. The start is on sea level
   - The race will be in free technique
   - All athletes have to use helmet 
   - All round competition Friday:
 
Women 10 km:

   - 10 laps / rounds 1000 meter
   - Spurt prices 4th,  6nd, 8th,  leg. Finish on 10th   (first athlete to cross the finish line)
   - Athletes who is caught with 1 leg will be lapped (taken out of the competition)
   - Start list is based on FIS points 

Men 15 km Friday:

   - 15 laps / rounds 1000 meter
   - Spurt prices 6th, 8th,  10th, 12th, leg. Finish on 15th (first athlete to cross the finish line)
   - Athletes who is caught with 1 leg will be lapped (taken out of the competition)
   - Start list is based on FIS points 

Sprint Saturday:
 
Women:

   - Start list is based on FIS points
   - Quarter finals and semifinals 1 round (1000) meter
   - Final 2 rounds (1000 meter) 

Men:

   - Start list is based on FIS points
   - Quarter finals, semifinals  1 round (1000) meter
   - Final 2 rounds (1000 meter) 


   - All cross country races will be held in free technique
   - All athletes have to bring their own helmet and use this in all races
   - The organizer provides roller-skis
 

 

BIATHLON:

 
Mass start Women and Men Friday:

   - 8 rounds x 1000 meter – 8 km, 4 shootings
   - Shooting order: prone-prone-stand-stand
   - Athletes who are caught with 1 leg will be lapped (taken out of the competition)
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range 
 
Qualification race:                      
   - 5 rounds x 1000 meter – 5 km, 2 shootings
   - Shooting order: prone-stand
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range
   - The best athletes are qualified for the Mass start 
 
Supersprint Saturday:
 
Quarterfinal Women:                                 

   - 5 rounds x 1000 meter - 5 km, 4 shootings
   - Shooting order: prone-prone-stand-stand
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range                                              

Semifinal and final Women:                      

   - 3 rounds 2 shootings 
   - Shooting order: prone-stand
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range                                

Quarterfinal Men:                           

   - 5 rounds x 1000 meter - 5 km, 4 shootings
   - Shooting order: prone-prone-stand-stand
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range 

Semifinal Men:                                

   - 3 rounds 2 shootings 
   - Shooting order: prone-stand
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range 

Final Men:                                        

   - 5 rounds x 1000 meter - 5 km, 4 shootings
   - Shooting order: prone-prone-stand-stand
   - There is a short penalty loop by the shooting range 
 
 
 
 

SUNDAY July 30th: DEPARTURE DAY


For more information, please contact Arne Idland:
 
Arne Idland
Chief of competition
Telephone: +47 934 36 755
e-mail: arne.idland@skiskyting.no
web page: www.blinkfestivalen.no