Last season, Ida Dahl took her first overall victory in the Endurance Cup.

Now awaits the premiere of this year's Ski Classics, which kicks off in Bad Gastein, Austria, on Saturday.

Dahl got the chance to check the competition form during the cross-country skiing premiere in Gällivare, where she made it through the qualification in the sprint and finished ninth in the classic 10 km race.

Ahead of the season, she has focused on getting physically stronger. And has a clear goal in mind:

"Of course, it's defending the title. And then you have individual competitions like Vasaloppet that mean a lot, where you want to perform extra well.

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