The Annual Meeting in Cogne in Italy, the ND’s together with the WMA Board, decided to let the Race Jury in Beitostølen decide if they should implement so called «Technical Zones» during all the Classic distances on all laps during MWC 2019. Here are the spesific rule from the FIS rules:
310.2 Technique Definitions
310.2.1 The jury may ban or enforce the use of specific techniques on marked sections of the course. All infractions will be reported to the jury.
310.2.2 Classical Technique
310.2.2.1 Classical technique includes the Diagonal Stride techniques, the double poling with or without diagonal kick, herringbone without a gliding phase and turning techniques.
310.2.2.2 Diagonal Stride technique is comprised of alternating diagonal movements of both arms and legs and includes diagonal stride and herringbone techniques without a gliding phase. In diagonal technique only one or no pole is in the ground at any time.
310.2.2.3 Turning techniques comprise of steps with the inner ski and pushes with the outer ski in order to change skiing direction. The sections of the course where turning techniques are allowed must be clearly marked.
310.2.2.4 Where there are one or more set tracks, repeatedly changing or stepping in and out of tracks is not allowed.
310.2.2.5 Single or double-skating is not allowed.