New Competition Format Is Born – Roller Skiing VS Cross Country Skiing

New Competition Format Is Born – Roller Skiing VS Cross Country Skiing

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What is faster – 'snow' skis or rollerskis? The athletes from the Swiss sprint team decided to check it out. Say hello to Erwan Käser, competing on Marwe 610As and Roman Schaad, Fischer Speedmax! https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba_vEbTB3J3/?taken-by=xc_bullets This duel did not go unnoticed. The Italian World Champion in 200m rollerski sprint, Emmanuele Beccis, feinted felling indignant that he had been forgotten. He offered to the Swiss to repeat their challenge, but with the strongest: himself on rollers with slow vs ski supersprint-champion Ludvig “Ludde” Jensen (announcement – read a separate interview with Emmanuele Beccis later this week on the DailySkier). “They are the fastest! – 3-time Olypmic Champion Dario Cologna stood up for his compatriots. – They are bullets!” – the Swiss sprinters’ Instagram account is called “xc ski_bullets”. https://www.instagram.com/p/BawMTx2BWS-/?taken-by=xc_bullets “That’s right…
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Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

Gällivare Premiere Is First Meet Of Season For Top Skiers. We Effort To Understand Why Is It So Popular

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The wait is almost over – just one month & a change before the start of the competition season. The World Cup this year kicks of in Ruka, Finland on November 24th But before the WC first stage, some of the world's strongest skiers will meet, as it is their custom, on the tracks of the Swedish Gällivare – first for training and then to compete at the famed Gällivare Premiere. Nothing beats the first face-to-face race, World Cup or not. Apart from A-team from the home side, Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, Alex Harvey of Canada, Dario Cologna of Switzerland, Kikkan Randall of Team USA are all expected – and so will their teammates. The icing on the cake from the media & publicity point would come in a shape…
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What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask: WAGs

What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask: WAGs

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While male skiers fight for medals, travelling to different countries, their wives and girlfriends are waiting them at home. Well, you know what they say: behind every successful man there is a woman. Here, we present some of the brightest and coolest of those women. 3-time Olympic Champion Dario Cologna’s girlfriend, Laura Bucher, travels with him to all main starts like OG and WC. Dario and Laura spent their last vacation in Barcelona, Spain, but in Switzerland they live in different cities. Laura works in Zurich as a Project Manager in Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, while Dario prepares for winter season in Davos with his younger brother, Gianluca. https://www.instagram.com/p/BS86c2oFhUu/?taken-by=dariocologna Alexander Legkov married his girlfriend, Tatiana, in May 2012. They live in a gated community just outside Moscow, bringing up their…
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Top Trainer Prefers Liechtenstein to  Switzerland

Top Trainer Prefers Liechtenstein to Switzerland

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This is the Olympic season, and most top coaches dream of the medals their racers will win in PyeongChang. Not so the senior trainer of the Swiss cross-country ski team, Albert "Bärti" Manhart. The 50-year-old Swiss was a junior trainer of Dario Cologna and has progressed with him, so to speak, to end up in charge of the whole Swiss team, both male and female. With Cologna in shape and the up-and-coming stars such as Nathalie von Siebenthal and Nadine Fähndrich growing in strengh year by year, the Team Swiss had a very good shot at the medals at the Olympics. Still does – but now without Manhart. "A certain fatigue has set in. I feel burnt out, need some pause and rest." he told the Swiss newspaper Blick upon…
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