Team Jobstation Project Collapses, Morten Eide Pedersen Losing His 2d Team Within Few Months

Team Jobstation Project Collapses, Morten Eide Pedersen Losing His 2d Team Within Few Months

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Morten Eide Pedersen does not deserve this misfortune. First Team BN Bank closes down in spring - and its 32 year old leader forced to search for a new team for the upcoming season... ...That finds itself in a shape of an ambitious continental entrant: Team Jobstation. The new French outfit talks big, signs -apart from Pedersen - Jean Marc Gaiilard , Masako Ishida and even Dario Cologna as a sort of a cameo appearance star.... Ten days ago, with considerably less fanfare, it is announced that a title sponsor has pulled the plug at the last moment, Team Jobstation is no more and there is an urgent need of a new sponsor willing & able to provide some 250.000 euros needed for the next season. Highly unlikely, alas. So,…
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Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward

Toppidrettsveka – Another Lesson To World As To How To Stage Event – And Move Skiing Forward

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Normally, in discussion conclusions follow arguments. Well, we want to up-end that and to start with conclusion: world's cross country skiing really has two options: Learn how Norwegians do things and effort to replicate them at home. Or just move all the top-level competitions to Norway, period. Yes, the way the Ironman World Championship is held in Hawaii - and nobody seems to have a problem with that because "Hawaii does it best" The Norwegians have honed the art of staging cross country skiing races to such extent that , putting it bluntly, races elsewhere are starting to look pale in comparison. Especially in the summer. Conversely, premier summer races in Norway are even better than their winter ones ( hint - it's warmer and doesn't get dark before lunchtime!)…
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Is It Worth Continue Having Identical Gear In Rollerski Races?

Is It Worth Continue Having Identical Gear In Rollerski Races?

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...the video looks like the stuff of rollerskier's nightmares: first a wheel disintergrates on speed , then an athlete loses control, careens and ,finally, falls hard in the ditch, taking another skier with her. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1g4nCCIqDo/?igshid=1uqytt96lm96u It does not help from a PR perspective that skiers are called Frida Karlsson and Nora Ulvang, respectively. An hour later ( and off cameras as far we know) Alexander Bolshunov' s rollerskis suffer similar sudden destruction, with a Russian " doing a total overhead flip" in his own words on rhe speed of almost 60km/h Miraculously, there seems to be no serious damage. Except, perhaps, to reputation of a rollerski producer that was supplying skis to all athletes in the race. There is no gloating from competitors. "I feel sorry for them. It's a…
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Wealthy, Happy And Skiing. Make Sure Your Politicians Are Aware Of That Connection

Wealthy, Happy And Skiing. Make Sure Your Politicians Are Aware Of That Connection

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Norway is one of the world's wealthiest countries It is also one of the world's happiest Finally, It clearly has more skiers than any other nation as a proportion of population while pro-skiing is a king on television. Norway's Top 20 Most Talked About features 5 sport-related personalities of which three are skiers ...Sometimes important things do not need to be complicated - just make sure your local politicians are aware of magic powers of cross country skiing. Especially before the elections.
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Klaebo Comments For First Time On His Disagreements With Federation Over What To Wear – And What Not

Klaebo Comments For First Time On His Disagreements With Federation Over What To Wear – And What Not

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"No matter what you are doing, you must be allowed to have your own opinions on things. I think one should be allowed to disagree" - thus spoken Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, according to NRK It was the first time the world's best skier have commented on his disagreements with the Norwegian Ski Federation that delayed signing of the agreement between the parties by almost a month. Neither side of the negotiations revealed any details but NRK, Norwegian public broadcaster and erstwhile promoter of cross country skiing, says that according to its sources, the row started over this precise shot. In case it's not obvious: the picture is from Easter 2019, outside the competition season and Johannes is wearing a clothing item by the brand different from that of Team Norway…
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