Egor Sorin: Russian Skiers Are Well Provided For – Better Than Most Other Teams. It Would Matter In Crisis Times

Egor Sorin: Russian Skiers Are Well Provided For – Better Than Most Other Teams. It Would Matter In Crisis Times

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Egor Sorin runs one of the training groups in large Team Russia. In practice the training groups operate much like independent teams. Sorin, former international-level skier, cut his " coaching teeth" working with Markus Cramer - and now in a way competes against his former mentor. At least his skiers do.We followed Sorin & his young skiers ( most of the group is U23 ) on their training in Ramsau We don’t see a huge problem in the lack of summer snow training this year. We concentrated instead on mid-altitude training that we see essential. [caption id="attachment_17194" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Setting the waypoints for hill running session. Sorin often runs/skies along [/caption]) True, we spend around 250 days/year in the camps and competing or traveling from one to the next. It’s…
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Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
He popped the question! Alexander Bolshunov has beaten his chief rival yet again - and that distance shall be the longest ever. And the most pleasant too, hopefully! If might want to go back to our interview of 2018 where they talk about their feelings for each other. https://www.dailyskier.com/2018/10/25/bolshunov-and-zherebyateva-on-love-support-and-johannes-klaebo/ And what about Johannes? https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ixwBBpg6I/?igshid=vwu17y4n375d Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Pernille Dosvik made their relationship public in April 2018. Since then, they moved together into a newly built house ( Klaebo wins that race - Bolshunov & Zherebyateva are still working on kitting-out their family nest) and became "parents" to a cat called Stjerne or "Star". A fitting name and another one-up on the Russian rivals, who still pose on photos with their parents' dogs. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-4kE-MAz_-/?igshid=ybcoaxx0eken Wade Poplawski, Jessie Diggins’ Boyfriend is…
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Russians Staying Home

Russians Staying Home

Leaders, Newsfeed
The European Union have decided to keep the borders closed for the citizens of the countries where COVID-19 infection numbers were recently / are high for the time being. That includes the United States - and Russia. Which means the Russian skiers have to cancel their pencil-booked training camps in Europe. In the last few decades Team Russia traditionally held most of their camps either in the Alps or in Scandinavia. Even a traditional yearly roll-call where all the national teams, including juniors, gather was held in Tehvandi-Otepää ,Estonia. Team Russia is divided into four independent training groups whereas duration/intensity/ location of a camp is largely determined by coaching philosophy of a specific coach: Yuri Borodavko for Alex Bolshunov and Natalia Nepryaeva, Markus Cramer for Sergei Ustiugov and Gleb Retivykh…
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Russia Announces Its Squad Selection 2020/21

Russia Announces Its Squad Selection 2020/21

Leaders, Newsfeed
The Russians have just announced their national team selection for 2020/21. -It's one skier smaller in total numbers compared to the last season yet remains by far the world's largest: 39 athletes in total. Wow! [caption id="attachment_15599" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Yuri Borodavko & Oleg Perevozchikov[/caption] -The unique structure of independently operating inner groups remain: those under Yuri Borodavko (10 skiers ) and Markus Cramer (9) have both men and women, the one under Oleg Perevozchikov is men-only. Egor Sorin's group is considered equal in status, but is composed primarily of U23 skiers of both sexes with two exceptions. [caption id="attachment_15595" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Sedova, Nepryaeva and Belorukova[/caption] Get used to two new names: Yulia Stupak and Anastasia Kuleshova. Those are Yulia Belorukova and Anastasia Sedova who both are back to the squad…
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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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