“ChaosLoppet” Or Most Impressive Ski Race Of Season, All For Wrong Reasons

“ChaosLoppet” Or Most Impressive Ski Race Of Season, All For Wrong Reasons

Leaders, Newsfeed
Whichever way you slice it, the 15k mass start race at Tour de Ski on Thursday is bound to be remembered and talked about for a long time. For those who missed the “show” from German Oberstdorf: the rain turned the ski track into a distant cousin of skating rink while curvy downhills made the race totally unpredictable affair. Pretty much everyone had a fall, a broken pole or at least a stumble. Even flats were dangerous: no lesser athlete than Heidi Weng fell at the last meters of the distance, seemingly without a reason. Swedish Aftonbladet has summed it all up in one phrase “Chaosloppet The mass start in Oberstdorf was chaotic, crazy with dangerous crashes and incidents” Marcus Hellner ( fell on the distsance) "It was a strange…
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Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

Behind Scenes At World Cup Stage In Davos

Newsfeed, Trivia
World's best skiers are in Davos, Switzerland this weekend for two races of the cross-country skiing's World Cup. While the competitions themselves are aptly covered by experienced TV crews, there are many things around that simply don't get televised. Here is an effort to show you what does not meet the eye - or lens - of TV camera in broadcast. And yes, it is a very good idea to come visit the place where the XC ski World Cup stage is being held - a few days before the actual event. You get to watch, ski along and even chat to some of the world's best skiers - just be considered & polite. [caption id="attachment_6056" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Davos gained fame last century as town where uber-fancy tuberculosis sanatoriums were…
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Legkov Repeats Personal Best In Test. First Salvo In Psy War Fired?

Legkov Repeats Personal Best In Test. First Salvo In Psy War Fired?

Leaders
Boxing great Vitali Klitschko once said “the fight begins long before the first bell” John McEnroe made a comment on his opponent-to-be that people remember decades after: "I've got more talent in my pinkie than ( Ivan) Lendl has in his whole body" While commonplace in martial arts and other pro-sports with huge payday check, psychological pressure & attacks on opponent (s) is not normally associated with cross country skiing. Or is it by now? Perhaps, the first salvo of the Olympic season was fired today https://www.instagram.com/p/BZD16_-Hprc/ The comment to the video posted by Egor Sorin, an assistant to Markus Cramer ( and world-class skier on his own right) reads: 2 tests today: the first to determine aerobic/anaerobic treshhold, the second - maximum exertion. @alexanderlegkov has repeated his personal best…
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Butter Your Toast With Sundby Or How Skiing Remains So Popular In Norway

Butter Your Toast With Sundby Or How Skiing Remains So Popular In Norway

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
...I've managed to butter 8 toasts before Martin Johnsrud Sundby made a sudden appearance and destroyed my effort. It was no better with Niklas Dyrhaug either. For some reason, it was much easier to deal with Emil Iversen and I've got no less than 15 toasts done before he finally crashed into my knife. Petter Northug was not present but then I did not really expect him to turn up. A vivid dream after watching too much of Beitostølen ski racing? Nope, an online game the supermarket chain SPAR Norge running off its website since 2015 ( sorry, I know that I should have been able to butter those toasts better by now) Norwegian skiing might be a tad down after the recent doping cases of Sundby and Johaug –…
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