Most skiers hate long flights and time changes. But not Sweden's Emil Jönsson. He loves to fly far - because you get a chance to rest your body! The national team is now headed for Quebec for the weekend's sprint races in the World Cup and Emil explains on his and his partner Anna Haag's website about how he likes flights that take many hours "I like long flights. After an exhausting weekend in Kuusamo, it is perfect being forced to sit quietly for many hours. The body gets to simply rest. We watch movies and read about sports cars. Just enjoying the travel. If one compares it with a 3-4hr flight thinking goes fast, you can almost break down from boredom"
The races in Quebec are very central and organizers are hoping for a good audience. Ski star Alex Harvey comes from the neighborhood and the Canadian cross-country skiers have had great success in recent years - including the Devon Kershaw's overall second place in the World Cup last season and Kershaw / Harvey World Championship gold in the team sprint in Oslo 2011. Now it's a team sprint in Quebec on Friday and a regular sprint on Saturday. Emil Jönsson likes what he has seen here. "The course is set in a park here in town and so somewhat flat. But it has many bends that will still make it a fun track to race on. The track isn't open until Thursday. But we have jogged past it and and checked the course today. But as I said it looks fast," Emil writes on his and Anna's website.