Road to Seefeld-2019. Meet Eva Urevc, Emerging Sprint Sensation

Road to Seefeld-2019. Meet Eva Urevc, Emerging Sprint Sensation

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Eva Urevc, 23, Team Slovenia Specialization: Freestyle Sprinter What Makes Eva's sporting career special: - One of the most impressive "burst onto the scene" this season so far, 4 Top 30 places in a row with some of the best times in sprint qualifications at the World Cup stages in Toblach, Val Muester and Lahti. - In Lahti last week Eva outright won the sprint qualification. finishing astounding 4 seconds ahead of #2, Nadine Faendrich – and then couldn't qualify for the semis. In fact, she is yet to qualify for the semis once at the World Cup. - Eva is a world-class rower ( participated in World Junior Rowing Championships) and Crossfit athlete - and she is including training element commonly used in those sports into her cross-country skiing…
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Role Of Individual In History.  Ski History, That Is

Role Of Individual In History. Ski History, That Is

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...In the year of 1898 a leading luminary of the social-democratic ( "progressive left" in today's parlance) movement, Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov, had published his most famous work, The Role of the Individual in History. ... Some 120 years later a certain Norwegian skier has decided to retire – thus inadvertently proving that nothing has changed in a way the human society runs itself. There are tell-tell signs that without Petter Northug Jr. competing and, perhaps more importantly, making his sarcastic remarks on and off the trail...people are turning away from watching/reading about cross country skiing. Norwegian public broadcaster NRK run a story on the weekend showing to what extent the country's media as a whole care about the great sport of cross country skiing during and after Northug – take…
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Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else

Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else

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[caption id="attachment_10147" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] XCSkiing. It makes one happy [/caption]...It's the fact of life that there is far less money in cross country skiing than in, say, trail running or mountain biking. Sheer strength is in numbers of active participants/fans. The numbers that translate into money for cutting-edge technological research. And money needed for that modern-day marketing without which nothing quite works. Cross country skiing as a sport has two distinct paths: adopt to the modern world – or slowly fade away and die out. The most logical path out of the dark hole is a synergy. As in “ joining forces in research, marketing, promotion etc." Here's what we believe is the first true step in that direction – and a big one too. Welcome to the unveiling-of-cooperation event…
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Toblach-Cortina Race Cancelled

Toblach-Cortina Race Cancelled

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Heavy snowfall in the Dolomites wrecked the organizers' plans. The threat of avalanches is too big, the specialists said - and have shown the red flag to the race. Too bad, the 42th Toblach-Cortina 2019 was shaping up to be one of the most exciting long distance races of the season. Not only the world champion Sergey Ustiugov was supposed to make another appearance at the Alpine race, this year he was to be accompanied by Evgeny Belov, another strong Russian distance racer. [caption id="attachment_10104" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Ustiugov and his then-coach Egor Sorin at Toblach-Cortina' 18. Ustiugov finished 3d [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10105" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...in 2018 Ustiugov signed for the race the last moment, arrived with only two pre-waxed pairs of skis and did not know how the finish in…
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Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind

Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind

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Quick memory refresher: Jochen Behle, 58 For ten years, from 2002 till 2012, Behle was a senior coach of the German national cross-country skiing team. And his decade at the helm was, without a question, the best German skiing ever saw.  Rene Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann, Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, Claudia Nystad, Tobias Angerer to name but a few went and  won just about about everything: Olympic and world championship medals, WСup stages and overall World Cup titles. German successes largely ended when Behle quit his job [caption id="attachment_10065" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Behle watching World Cup race in Dresden[/caption] ...Talking to Jochen Behle is a sheer pleasure. He's friendly, fluent English speaker and, most importantly, he does not mince his words. Without caring much who's feathers he might ruffle with his next phrase. The…
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