Tour  De Ski  Tour De Force

Tour De Ski Tour De Force

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Okay, short version: big money triumphed. Again. As expected. Forget for a second who actually won arguably the most important competition of the season. They are fantastic athletes, no doubt there - but that's been said a thousand times over the last day and we want to focus on the other aspect^ Just look at where they come from. In men's standings there are four Russians and four Norwegians plus Olympic champions Dario Cologna and Iivo Niskanen In women's Top 10 there are five Norwegians plus skiers from Russia, Austria, US of A and Germany. To give it spin we want to give for a purpose of this story, that Norwegian investment once again outperformed the Russian one with everybody else fighting for the crumbs. Oh, and the Swedish blue…
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Russians Reveal New Racing Suits – We Love Them And So Will You

Russians Reveal New Racing Suits – We Love Them And So Will You

Gear News, Newsfeed
That time of the year again: the teams start to reveal their new racing suits for the upcoming season. Looks like the Russians beat everyone else this year - and their new suit is a bomb! ...Last year the Russian apparel giant Bosco di Ciliegi (yeah, with very Italian name - welcome to the new globalized world) stepped in at the very last moment as Adidas decided to stop sponsoring all Nordic sports. The first attempt wasn't a failure - in fact many, ourself included, liked that Soviet Constructivism design of the Russian suits 2018/19. But just-revealed successor, the 2019/20 racing piece (or two - depending on your preference) is a quite a step forward nonetheless. Pictures speak for themselves, but we shall add a few words: - The new…
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BMW Cars Fit My Character – Daring And Always Want To Be First

BMW Cars Fit My Character – Daring And Always Want To Be First

Leaders, Newsfeed
Anna Nechaevskaya does not get a chance to drive very often - but when she does it's usually a Bimmer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWjz_sA1Hf/ A 28 year old Russian got her white X4 SUV from team sponsors for her bronze medal at the Olympics 2018. Some of her teammates sold theirs but Anna kept her thoroughbred Bavarian to drive " rare week when I am home" https://www.instagram.com/p/B16wevIoneG/ Team Russia skiers spend more time away from home than most of their competitors, usually doing training camps or competing in Europe. There is a little time and incentive to get behind the wheel in some remote Alpine village when exercising 2-3 times a day. At times Anna appears on Insta posts by blue X5M that is owned be her husband & fellow skier Nikita Surkov.…
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What Is That Brand Russians Are Dressed In

What Is That Brand Russians Are Dressed In

Gear News, Newsfeed
Team Russia racing suits are made by Bosco di Ciliegi or Cherry Woods. Despite very Italian sounding name , the company is actually Russian - and huge, employing some 5000 people with dozens of uni-brand stores. [caption id="attachment_12900" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Bosco logo got quite a bit of television exposure already in its first season of sponsorship of Team Russia - here's 1-2-3-4 Russian finish at Holmenkollen 50k last season [/caption] Anybody who's ever been to Moscow, had likely stopped at the GUM by Red Square, country's premier department store. Well, it's leased in full by Bosco and also contains its flagship brand store. With such a location one would suspect it's fancy - an it is, with winter parkas, for instance, in excess of 1000 euros in ruble equivalent. It…
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Peek Inside Cologna Ski Center

Peek Inside Cologna Ski Center

Gear News, Newsfeed
The town of Davos has two claims to fame: the annual World Economic Forum and the fact that Dario Cologna for the last circa ten years lives there. The latter is actually more obvious throughout the year - even if not as well-covered by media. [caption id="attachment_12678" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Swiss national performance center for cross-country skiing is located right in the middle of the Alpine resort town[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12682" align="alignnone" width="1920"] The fact that last year it was named after Dario is significant in itself - not exactly a Swiss tradition to name facilities after active athletes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12681" align="alignnone" width="1920"] but the fact that they - wait for it - allocated a separate, personalized parking space for the quadruple Olympic champion speaks volumes of his status in town [/caption][caption…
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