Team GB Is Doing Something Right

Team GB Is Doing Something Right

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Two years after Jostein Vinjerui and Hans Kristian Stadheim took helm of the British Nordic Ski Team's senior squad it is evident that the things are going in the right direction. Andrew Young and Jimmy Clugnet are now firmly among the world's elite in sprint while Andrew Musgrave is a real man to watch in the upcoming season, his double victory at Blink be the witness ( just in case somebody forgot - Alex Bolshunov was the guy to win 60K C at Blink the previous year) [caption id="attachment_12545" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Andrew Musgrave [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12544" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Andrew Young[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12553" align="alignnone" width="1920"] James Clugnet finishing 2d at Blink Sprint[/caption] This is not an attempt of analysis of the trio's performance in the hands of their Norwegian coaches -…
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Incredible Story of  Fern Cates & Her  Love of Skiing

Incredible Story of Fern Cates & Her Love of Skiing

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Fern Cates' story is one of a kind. A fourteen year old from Bridgnorth, United Kingdom first found out what cross country skiing looks like watching the Vancouver Olympics on TV. UK's Midlands is hardly a sort of place that is natural habitat of a cross country skier – but Fern had made up her mind. It sounds incredible, but it took Ms. Cates only 6 years from the very first 'taster session' on rollerski as a gift for her 15th birthday to becoming a full member of the Senior British Nordic Ski Team . Together with Andrew Musgrave and Andrew Young, among the others, Fern was wearing Team GB colours at the Lahti World Championships earlier this year. The Daily Skier spoke to Fern Cates about her training, her…
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Scotland to Stage First Ever Ski World Cup Event

Scotland to Stage First Ever Ski World Cup Event

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Scotland is to get its first taste of elite cross country skiing in the near future, as the FIS conference last week decided to stage a World Cup event there in 2020. "The idea has been there for a while, but now it's determined" Vegard Ulvang, the chairman of the FIS cross-country committee told Norwegian newspaper VG. Hopes for the world's best racers doing laps in Cairngorm National Park are slightly premature – the event will most likely be staged in one of the cities, probably Edinburgh, on artificial snow. "We will produce enough snow for a short track and bring ski sprint to a new country," says Ulvang. Scotland's appearance on the skiing map is totally due to recent successes of Team GB racers and Scottish natives - Andrew…
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Bye, Team LeasePlan!

Bye, Team LeasePlan!

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It's official – Team LeasePlan, one the most successful private teams in cross country skiing is shutting its doors. Andrew Musgrave, member of Team LeasePlan (also known by its previous name, Team LeasePlanGo) and the most succesful British cross country skier ever, wrote today on his Twitter account: It's official- no more Team LeasePlan after this season. A huge thanks to all teammates, staff & sponsors. It's been 4 awesome years! It's official- no more Team LeasePlan after this season. A huge thanks to all teammates, staff & sponsors. It's been 4 awesome years! — Andrew Musgrave (@musgraveandrew) April 21, 2017 The Tigers, as the team was known througout the skiing circuit, was founded and managed by a Norwegian Thomas Alsgaard. Easily identified by their orange-with-stripes race suits, the Tigers…
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