Alpina was presenting sport footwear collection at the international fair for leisure and sport in Beijing. In addition to alpine ski boots, there were also presented cross-country ski boots and trekking shoes.
Alpina has own manufacturing company Alpina Footwear Co. Ltd. Zhongshan (Guangdong Province), which together with the Chinese distributors has already sold about 20,000 pairs of alpine ski boots and 2,000 pairs of cross-country ski boots and begins to sell trekking shoes.
Alpina is also one of the sponsor of International Programme Vasaloppet China, in addition to Swedish and other international sponsors, which contributes to the development of cross-country skiing in China. Vasaloppet cross-country ski marathon in Changchun, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary expect over by over 50,000 participants next winter.
Swiss Dario Cologna proved that this season was really the best cross-country skier in the world. In addition to the big crystal globe, he gained small one in a distance. Norwegian Petter Northug won third place overall. Sweden Theodor Peterson received small crystal globe in sprint overall, Norwegian Eirik Brandsdal finished third in the same category. Best Alpina women was Norwegian Maiken Caspersen Falla, who was second in sprint overall.
Biathlon racer Andreas Birnbacher was third overall and receive small crystal globe in mass start. Slovene Jakov Fak placed second in individual race clasification.
Alpina has really great racing team and is really proud of them.
Norwegian Eirik Brandsdal claimed last victory in classic sprint in front of Stockholm castle. After some perfect results last months, he finished the Sprint World Cup as third. Second best in Stocholm was Sweden Teodor Peterson, who won overall Sprint World Cup. Third was Canadian Len Valjas.
Norwegian Maiken Caspersen Falla showed great performance and finished third. She placed second in Sprint World Cup.
World Cup season will be finished this weekend in Falun.