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Rules and regulations


Classic; the entire track is prepared with one or two classic tracks. In descents, curves or in the case of a change of direction, there will be a rolled trail without classic tracks. The entire route follows style guidelines and FIS rules apply. It is forbidden to skate on the classic tracks or rolled trail, e.g. also to use glide phases during the burr step. Anyone who violates this will be disqualified.


All competitors start from the same start area. The gross time applies from the starting shot. Participants are allocated to their starting blocks according to their own registration. The organization of these starting blocks takes place via start area entrances according to start number.

Race distance

Competitors must take part in the race they have registered for (55 km, 27 km, 11 km or 55 km as a team of 4), otherwise they will not appear in the ranking. The OC reserves the right to adjust the route and the length of the track at short notice in the event of unfavorable conditions. 


A handling fee of CHF 10.- / € 10.- will be charged for allotments after the starting bib has been allocated. This service charge becomes effective in case of a block change or race change.

Start place transfer

If you are prevented from participating in La Diagonela, La Pachifica, La Cuorta or La Stafetta, you have the option of transferring your start to a substitute named by you as long as replacement numbers are available. A handling fee of CHF 10.- / € 10.- will be charged for starting places transfers after the starting bib has been allocated.

Starting block elite

The Elite starting block is reserved for the professional athletes of the Visma Ski Classics. In addition, athletes who have a valid FIS code and have a corresponding qualification can qualify for the elite.

Climbs / descents

The whole route has to be raced on skis. It is prohibited, especially in ascents, to take off the skis. This instruction also applies to the ascent in the Stazerwald. Exempted from this rule is the Stazerwald descent, whereby only the specially marked footpath may be used.

Ski equipment – ski change

Skis and poles used must comply with FIS regulations. The change of ski on route is prohibited. For skis or bindings, a maximum of one ski may be replaced.

Competitors in competition

Competitors have to cover the entire distance on their own. The help of pacemakers and pushing from helpers is not allowed (IWO Art. 340.1.1).

Age group



2007-2008 (La Cuorta, La Stafetta)


U 16

2005-2006 (La Cuorta, La Stafetta)

Men / Women Youth

U 20


Men / Women

U 30


Men / Women Master 1+2

U 40


Men / Women Master 3+4

U 50


Men / Women Master 5+6

U 60


Men / Women Master 7+8

U 70


Men / Women Master 9-11

over 70

from 1950

Distance and Finish

The route is controlled by a final vehicle.
The finish will be at 17.30 (55 km / 27 km / 55 km La Stafetta). Competitors who arrive at the finish after the official finish time are no longer classified. Their participation cannot be scored.
Last passing times für 55 km / 27 km / La Stafetta 55 Km: will be communicated soon.
Anyone who is overtaken by the broom wagon to Pontresina, may not continue the race and must give the timing chip the broom wagon.
There is an official bus in Pontresina and La Punt Chamues-ch. This brings the late participants to the finish, where they can receive their personal bags again.
Competitors arriving at Pontresina cross-country center after x.xx pm will be instructed there and transported to Zuoz.
The jury reserves the right to extend the Last Passing Times as well as the target finish in difficult conditions.


Everyone who carries out the following will be disqualified and allocated a two-year starting ban:

  • participation with a different starting bib than the one assigned
  • participation under a wrong name
  • giving the starting bib to another person
  • causing a false start
  • skating in classic or rolled tracks
  • behaving unacceptably towards participants, officials or spectators
  • covering part of the race without skiing (Exception: Stazerwald-descent on foot on marked way)


Protests must be submitted in writing to the jury. There is a deposit fee of CHF 100.-. For elites, the protest period for the men lasts up to 15 minutes after the finish of the 100th man participant, for the elite women up to 15 minutes after the finish of the 20th women’s participant. For all other participants, the protest period ends 15 minutes after the finish.

Doping controls

Doping controls may be conducted in accordance with anti-doping Switzerland regulations and must be completed by the participants. In the event of a refusal of control, this will be equated with a positive doping test and referred to the Disciplinary Body. Any prize money will not be paid in this case.

Price money

La Diagonela for women and men each

1. position

CHF        6’625.00

2. position

CHF        2’750.00

3. position

CHF        1’500.00

4. position

CHF          875.00

5. position

CHF          750.00

6. position

CHF          625.00

Sprint Samedan

CHF          187.50

Sprint St. Moritz

CHF                tbd


Completion of a cancellation insurance when registering online:
In the case of a cancellation, the entry fee paid will be credited for the following year with the submission of a medical certificate. Cancellation is only possible with a medical certificate.

In case of non-completion of the cancellation insurance:
In the case of a de-registration, half of the paid starting fee is credited for the following year with the submission of a medical certificate.

Insurance / Liability

Each participant must be in possession of an accident insurance and is fully responsible for his / her state of health. The organizer assumes no liability for accidents, lost items, theft and other damages of any kind. Also, the organizer disclaims all liability towards spectators and third parties.

Cancellation of the competition

If the competition cannot be held for any reason, half of the starting fee paid will be credited for the following year.

Exception: cancellation of the event due to Covid-19. See: https://ladiagonela.ch/en/covid-19-situation/

Timekeeping Chip

The timekeeping chip is attached to the inside of the starting bib and must be worn on the front. Chips must be returned after the finish at the place marked accordingly. Unreturned chips will be charged CHF 80.- / € 80.-. If you do not start or give up mid event, you can send the chip back to the La Diagonela office (Quadratscha 18, 7503 Samedan) by 1 February 2022 at no cost. The chips must be returned in a padded envelope, otherwise the chips may be lost. La Diagonela is not responsible for lost chips, the participant must pay for them.

La Stafetta 55 km

Team relay in 4 sections over the distance of 65Km. Same starting field and same starting time as La Diagonela 55 km.

  • Section 1: Start Pontresina – St. Moritz (will be communicated soon)
  • Section 2. St. Moritz – Pontresina cross-country centre (will be communicated soon)
  • Section 3: Pontresina cross-country centre – Zuoz cross-country centre 18.6 km
  • Section 4: Zuoz Cross Country Centre – Zuoz finish 10.5 km

The handover between the racers takes place by handing over the timing chip to the next racer in the changeover zone marked for this purpose at the intermediate times in Samedan Golf, Pontresina Cross-Country Skiing Centre and Zuoz Cross-Country Skiing Center.
The transport of the personal belongings will be organized among the 4 team members.

Family rating

Distance: La Cuorta, La Pachifica or La Diagonela, Time is measured from the intermediate time at the cross-country center in Zuoz to the finish in Zuoz, 11 km
Composition: at least 1 child (year of birth 2005 or younger) and 1 adult (parents, grandparents)
Rating: best child and best adult of the team
Age of the kid: Kids under 12 can participate as well, but have to be accompanied by a registered adult.

Data protection

The organizer reserves the right to use the specified personal data for marketing purposes as well as to publish pictures taken at the event, unless objection is submitted in writing.