Alex Bolshunov Winter Victory Metal Is Forged In Summer

Alex Bolshunov Winter Victory Metal Is Forged In Summer

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Winter victory metal is forged in summer. That or similar your coach probably used to tell you. And he was right. We couldn't stop telling you that at the top level money affect who wins: Norway, Russia and Sweden invest the most - and they win the most. Dedication and smart planning certainly helps. Case in point: while the rest went home to celebrate Christmas, the Russian team had an intense training camp in Toblach - and training on the same tracks where you about to compete always helps. But the core of the matter remains unchanged since the days of Gunde Svan ( and probably much beyond that): you have to train a lot. Time and again, through summer, autumn and winter we were lucky to observe how much…
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Splendeurs &  Miseres De  Tour  De Ski

Splendeurs & Miseres De Tour De Ski

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... With her finish lunge Anamarija Lampič has brought victory for herself - and Slovenia. Thus proving beyond any doubt that in even in 2019 skiers from a country of just two million people could still compete and win. Johaug and Klaebo won what they were widely expected to win and Ustigov has proven that he's back in the game & roaring. ...From a purely sporting point, the fourteen edition of Tour de Ski is a full package, anything & everything that even an occasional fan of skiing might want. The problem is, the competition itself is hurting. ….According to a legend, Jürg Capol, then FIS xcski race director, had suggested the idea of Tour de Ski to Vegard Ulvang while in sauna. The same legend says that the idea…
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Ski Bosses R US – Industry Captains Descend On Davos

Ski Bosses R US – Industry Captains Descend On Davos

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We are of opinion that putting a face to a name makes a huge difference. In this case, faces of people who play prominent role in cross country skiing industry. Aside from the world championships and the Olympics, there is no better place to catch them than the annual Davos Nordic stage of the World Cup in mid-December. It might be a Swiss air but we reckon it's more about a unique layout of the Davos skis stadium: there a place where athletes prepare and where equipment-making dignitaries congregate is one & same, creating a sort of "mixed zone" where athletes could casually talk to producers and suppliers immediately before or after the race. [caption id="attachment_14008" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Bjørn Erlend Dæhlie is not just one the most legendary names in…
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Miracles Do Happen: Linn Svahn’s Incredible World Cup Debut

Miracles Do Happen: Linn Svahn’s Incredible World Cup Debut

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Just think about it: a 20 year old Linn Svahn debuts at the World Cup. Naturally, she is outside the elite seeded group and thus starts her qualification 34d. With that starting position you are considered very good to make it to Top 30, extremely good if you make it to the Semis. To go on winning the stage is simply unheard of, never happened. Miracles do happen and today's one is called Linn Svahn.
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News Just In: Frida Karlsson Benched By Doctors , Won’t Compete

News Just In: Frida Karlsson Benched By Doctors , Won’t Compete

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World's best young skier and absolute princess of social media who rocket-fast became a face of cross country skiing, has been benched for undetermined period of time - and for unspecified health-related issue. SVT, Swedish national television simply stated that doctors found her " unfit to compete". Frida is a second uber-elite skier to stop competing this season after Ingvild Oestberg was sidelined with very similar and super-vague explanation: health is not good enough to compete. Now the comparisons between two extraordinary skiers are unavoidable.
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