Since couple of days he has been at the Czech Cross-Country team’s training camp at Bozi Dar, but he still felt snow bursts and taste of fresh lemons, picked right from the tree. Czech sprint specialist Dusan Kozisek spent three weeks in Australia and New Zealand, as an athlete, a serviceman and a tourist.
Well, step by step. Venezuela’s Cross-Country skier Cesar Baena sent the offer. Until recently he has been training under coaches from the Moravian town of Jesenik and has studied in Mora, Sweden. In July, Baena succeeded in the World Record attempt and claimed the longest journey on roller skis of 2,246.21 km from Stockholm, Sweden, to Oslo, Norway. He was supported by a team that included photographer, Anton Sjudin and his brother, Bernardo Baena, who traveled with him by car. He attempted this record to bring attention to the fact that due to global warming, there is a lack of snow for practising for winter sports and people can use roller skis as a great alternative.
Baena has another dream, to qualify for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014. In order to achieve also this goal he needs to collect good FIS points. Therefore he travelled down under and needed a buddy for his journey.” It sounded interesting, I did not have so tough training program at that time so I decided to go,” Koíšek said at www.czech-ski.com and joined the Venezuelan skier.
The Australia – New Zealand Cup featured quality athletes with skiers from Japan, Canada, Estonia or Japan. Also the Overall World Cup standing runner up Justyna Kowalczyk spent at Snow Farm a few weeks. Baena and Kozisek took part in two competition of the ANC Cup at Snow Farm, sprint free and 10 km free.