By Paul Osborne

The IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships will get underway in Cable today with the Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe world's top Nordic skiers have finally made the trip to Cable, United States, as they touch up on final preparations ahead of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships.

Getting underway today with the Opening Ceremony, the Championships will see 135 athletes from 15 countries compete to stand on top of the podium in one of 38 events over seven days of biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Before the medals can be handed out, the support team for Cable 2015 has been busy preparing the various courses, perfecting every detail under the watchful eye of Technical Delegate Hans Peter Neeser.

"We are sure that we will have a good competition," Neeser said.

"That is what our goal is and what our task is.

"Because we have good profiles and good courses the best will win."

As skiers take to the slopes tomorrow for the opening biathlon races, Russia's Paralympic sit ski champion Roman Petushkov will look to repeat the form that saw him collect a record six titles in Sochi last year.

He will face stern competition from Canada's Chris Klebl, however, as he looks to disrupt yet another clean-sweep by his Russian rival.

Roman Petushkov will be hoping to put in the type of performance that won him six Paralympic medals at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesRoman Petushkov will be hoping to put in the type of performance that won him six Paralympic medals at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images

The women's equivalent will see German team mates, and Paralympic champions, Anja Wicker and Andrea Eskau battle for top spot on the podium.

United States' 10-time summer Paralympic medallist Tatyana McFadden, who also won a medal at her first Winter Games in Sochi, will be aiming to delight the home crowds in the women's cross-country sitting events, where she will be up against compatriot and fellow summer Paralympian Oksana Masters.

Russia's Nikolay Polukhin headlines the men's visually impaired disciplines, looking to retain his three biathlon world tiles with guide Andrey Tokarev.

Compatriot and Paralympic champion Iuliia Budaleeva will line-up in the women's cross-country and biathlon, guided by Tatiana Maltseva.

Finland's Maija Jarvela, fresh from her World Cup win in December, will aim to break the dominance of Russia's double Paralympic champion Alena Kaufman in the women's biathlon standing.

Sweden's long distance Paralympic champion Helene Ripa and reigning world champion Oleksandra Kononova will go head-to-head in the women's cross-country standing events.

The men's equivalent will feature a face-off between Norway's long distance champion Nils-Erik Ulset, Russia's Azat Karachurin and Ukraine's Ihor Reptyukh.

Competition at Cable 2015 begins with biathlon sprints tomorrow and conclude on February 1, with middle distance cross-country.

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