The Swedish cross-country team did not get a Ruka ticket – must wait for the World Cup debut
Alvar Myhlback (17) has been singled out as Sweden’s great cross-country hope in the coming years, but a chance in the World Cup is waiting.
The great talent struck with strong results in the national opening weekend in Sweden. There he came third in the sprint in Gällivare, and that was followed up with two 8th places over distance.
It is only seen as a matter of time before Myhlback becomes a feature in the World Cup, but for now he has to wait a little longer. He is not among those selected in the Swedish squad for the premiere in Ruka.
– Alvar’s results did not have anything extra that was needed. Two 8th places for a 17-year-old is great, but it doesn’t count in the World Cup, says Sweden’s national team manager Anders Byström, according to Expressen.
William Poromaa, on the other hand, got a place in the draft. He crashed in Friday’s sprint and missed the weekend’s distance race, but still travels to Finland.
– He is bruised, but getting better every day, says national team coach Stefan Thomson.
Sweden’s squad for Ruka:
Men: Truls Gisselman, Calle Halfvarsson, Edvin Anger, Marcus Grate, William Poromaa, Johan Häggström, Emil Danielsson, Björn Sandström, Leo Johansson.
Women: Frida Karlsson, Ebba Andersson, Linn Svahn, Jonna Sundling, Emma Ribom, Maja Dahlqvist, Johanna Hagström, Moa Lundgren, Moa Ilar. (NTB)