Åre Uphill Sprint : Highlights

Åre Uphill Sprint : Highlights

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[caption id="attachment_14791" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Women and men run the same distance. In men's race sprinters clearly dominated, but in female one it was distance runners who occupied the podium[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14790" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Italian skiers did really well with Ilaria Debertolis 12th in qualification and Greta Laurent finishing 7th overall and first among " pure sprinters" [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14787" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Organizers added interesting touch by transporting athletes downhill back to the start on snowmobiles [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14775" align="alignnone" width="1920"] The course was brutal not just uphill but downhill as well[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14777" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ..but it's uphill finish pictures that athletes will remember, ditto for fans[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14774" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Erik Valnes: " I never had this feeling before. Its like a nightmare, your try your best but the…
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Today in Skiing: All News That’s Fit To Print

Today in Skiing: All News That’s Fit To Print

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Winter is coming – only seven weeks separate us from the FIS World Cup first race in Ruka, Finland. More news about or related to skiing is coming in. We don't pretend to cover them all – rather, we do a bit of selection based on the wow-factor. Let's hope you like it. 1. Russian skiers are the first to present their new racing suits for the Olympic season. The supplier stays the same (Russian Ski Federation has a long term contract with Adidas) – but what a radical departure in color scheme! From (kinda) pink'n'blue of the last season the new ones have gone all burgundy! The presentation was all homey affair – no press conferences and photoshoots. Out of nowhere, a photo of nameless skier with a cropped…
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Together On Ski Tracks & In Life: 5 Ski-Families

Together On Ski Tracks & In Life: 5 Ski-Families

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Professional skiers don't just compete, win and train; they are also normal people. They have friends and relatives, fall in love, and spend free time with their folks. Often, skiers find a relationship right here, in a sporty environment. Here are several examples of elite skiers’ families: The most recognizable and famous pair is that of Swedes Anna Haag (an Olympic Champion) and Emil Joensson (3-time World Sprint Cup winner). Last summer, at Haag’s birthday, Joensson proposed to her, and she agreed. The wedding will take place the next year, after the Olympic Games in South Korea, because the 2017/18 season will be very tough and important. Anna and Emil have been together since 2008. Now they live in their own house in Oestersund. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPV3zqNF_mN/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BKIC6FxBufN/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BUj5GJXFwx9/ One of the…
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Pellegrino: “It’s like a relaxing spa outdoors”

Pellegrino: “It’s like a relaxing spa outdoors”

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"It's like a relaxing spa outdoors. In this society that goes faster and faster, I recommend everyone to go to the mountains, surrounded by nature, to slow the pace, with a pair of skis" Not, perhaps, what you would expect from the world's top ski sprinter but thus speaks Federico Pellegrino. A 26 year old from Aosta has appeared on the pages on the Italian edition of the Vanity Fair magazine last week to talk about his life and career. https://www.vanityfair.it/sport/storie-sport/2017/04/29/federico-pellegrino-oltre-agli-sci-ce-di-piu There the leader of the Italian cross country ski team talks about his path to the world championship crown in Lahti this year. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTWkdo-g6Yy Pellegrino singles out influence of his girlfriend, a fellow Team Italia sprinter Greta Laurent, as the most important factor in his success: " She straightened…
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