You’ve Asked: Who Is That Bolshunov’s Sponsor?

You’ve Asked: Who Is That Bolshunov’s Sponsor?

Leaders, Newsfeed
Lately Alex Bolshunov have started to wear a sponsor logo that is not altogether familiar to the world of skiing. Let us try to fill that gap in your knowledge ULK Group is one of Russia's biggest wood processing companies. Their website announces that " The holding unites enterprises harvesting, shipping and processing of lumber as well as wood residuals processing" ULK is known for its support of youth sport in the region where the company is based - Archangel (a.k.a. Archangelsk) in Northern Russia. Last year the founder & CEO of ULK, Vladimir Butorin made an offer to Alex Alex Bolshunov and Natalia Nepryeva to switch residency to Archangel that they both accepted. " Residency" in that sense does not mean physical presence - in Russia competition in skiing…
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XCSkiing Is Back On National Television In Key Market . First Ratings Are Reasonably Good

XCSkiing Is Back On National Television In Key Market . First Ratings Are Reasonably Good

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
For those who regularly deal with television ratings and want to jump straight to the news - just go to section starting with bold lettering. For the rest - a bit of an intro as to why these news are actually rather important: Cross country skiing on top professional level has two sources of income: A/ contributions by local authorities of wherever the races are held, in money and in kind. It's done out of combination of regional tourism support and healthy living promotion (of which top skiers are good example) plus healthy dose of local pride. Neither of above is really commercial in nature. B/ Money acquired through selling television broadcasting rights. As we keep on reminding you, the FIS is absolutely unique in the modern world as it…
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Random Acts Of Kindness

Random Acts Of Kindness

Leaders, Newsfeed
Here at the Daily Skier we care less about things that you could learn about by watching TV and reading results page on FIS app. We believe that to grow the sport popularity - while keeping you entertained - our mission is to show you what happens behind the scenes. Like this little episode. In itself not hugely significant, in our book it tells volumes about character of people competing - both those who won and those who didn't [caption id="attachment_12238" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ....Stian Berg falls down at the finish of Kirkebakken Grand Prix ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12239" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...he is upset - he won the Grand Prix in Hamar last year. And he's hurt - fall on the tarmac going some 50 km/h would leave you hurt. But you…
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Thus Trained Bolshunov This Morning…

Thus Trained Bolshunov This Morning…

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Here's this morning's training regimen of the world's leading distance skier: - 1h15m road bike - 1:15 classic rollerskis on dedicated rollerski track i.e. with uphills/downhillls - 1:15 skating rollerskis on the same track - 1:15 trail running, medium to hard terrain For the total of 5 hours. No pauses between sessions , maximum fast equipment swap. All in 1-2 pulse zone ( but to a casual observer it honestly looks like a competition tempo, especially on classic rolllerskis). There is obviously a second training session of the day after lunch and, possibly, a warm-down job in the evening. To be clear, the rest of Yuri Borodavko' s training group did exactly same - we single out Bolshunov for obvious reasons that he's the most successful in the group in…
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How Rossignol Skis Are Made At Racing Workshop

How Rossignol Skis Are Made At Racing Workshop

Gear News, Newsfeed
See those three smiling gentlemen in our top photo? Richard Gueraud-Pinet on the right is a Master skimaker at Rossignol experimental factory - sorry, racing workshop at Saint Jean de Moirans. Simon Caprini in the middle is the guy who makes sure that the right skis are chosen, tested and prepared for the race ( working with team waxers, of course). Finally, the job of the guy on the left is to win races on those skis - his name is Alexander Bolshunov and at 22 he's exceptionally good at that! Today Bolshunov is to produce his very own skis - that's the Rossignol's tradition reserved for the best of athletes competing on the skis from Isere. And we shall follow his progress  showing you how it's done - and…
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