It Finally Happened. Petter Northug Presents His Glasses Collection

It Finally Happened. Petter Northug Presents His Glasses Collection

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No one really expected the most exciting personality in cross country skiing of the last decade ( and many would say ever!) to quietly exit the scene, right? So, now Petter is back with his very own brand - you guessed it - Northug® First products were proudly ( if somewhat low-key) presented at the Norwegian industrial expo Norspomessen on Monday. Yes, you can take a peek at how a production version of the Northug glasses looks. We say - bold. Petter wouldn't be himself if were he not to enlist help of some of the best people in business. Jon Inge Gullikstad, boss of Brandassist, the company that helped to make both Vegard Ulvang ( wool clothing) and Therese Johaug ( just about any clothing) millionaires through attaching their…
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Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti

Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti

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FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicks off in Lahti on Sunday We hereby present you some of the stars who are to shine there – and in the world skiing in general. Note that we don't use the word “ future”. Love it or hate it, but cross country skiing is much younger now than it used to be – the men's sprint finals at the World Cup in Estonia, for instance, featured two athletes who qualify to run in Lahti, but won't as they are already recognized world's best at their 22. Not that we need to name – but just in case: Klaebo and Bolshunov. All on our list bar one already went to compete in World Cup races and some, like Erik Valnes, have made very…
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Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

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We feel it is our sacred duty to keep you abreast with latest fashion trends in cross country skiing. Let us leave you in no doubt whatsoever: overboots are all the rage on Alpine resorts frequented by the world's top skiers this time of the year. Most photos were taken at/around the recent FIS World Cup event in Davos where it was circa minus 12 Celsius. Looking through pictures it became obvious that while men seems to shunning them overboots, ladies embraces them readily. A case in point: Another thing you will notice looking at the pictures: Alpina, Fischer and Rossignol boot owners opt for overboots while Salomon, Atomic and Madshus athletes don't use them in these conditions ( and, therefore, are not shown). Coincidence or are the latter one…
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Dresden Skiweltcup. Curtain Raiser

Dresden Skiweltcup. Curtain Raiser

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Key facts: Takes places on Koenigsufer or King's Embankment, the very heart of the historic city of Dresden, the capital of Saxony. 2019 is the second year the FIS World Cup stage is organized by Dresden and, by all accounts, all involved see it as a success – the "license" to hold the FIS competition was recently extended till 2022. Dresden Skiweltcup in numbers - 4000 cubic meters of snow ( compared to the last year's 3000 – the organizers learned some lessons there and made a surplus) - track length 1600 meters. Yes, it's mostly flat hence longer distance - over 2000 paying spectators expected - 290 volunteers to prepare tracks and help organizers - 53.000.000 viewers across Europe saw an inaugural Skiweltcup Dresden in 2018 on television and…
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Post-Tour De Ski Musings. Why Blink And Dresden Are More Fun

Post-Tour De Ski Musings. Why Blink And Dresden Are More Fun

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Ingvild Oestberg has proven yet another time that she is one of the best this year and Johannes Klaebo has shown to all the fans & skeptics alike that he is much more than a sprint prodigy. Sergei "the Russian Bear" Ustiugov is back & roaring - literally and in fights for the podium while Therese Johaug and Charlotte Kalla were sorely missed. Oh, and the Alpe Cermis climb is still a fantastic race - arguably, the most TV & fans friendly of them all in the FIS calendar! Yet another resounding success for all involved? Not so fast. Let's start with small gripes e.g. what the point of having skiers to negotiate first 6 kilometers of the 9 km Alpe Cermis race that are actually downhill - before the…
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