Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Skiathlon Is Waxers’ Contest

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Skiathlon Is Waxers’ Contest

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Oberstdorf 2021 so far was/ is about temperatures changing from minus 3 Celsius to plus 15 C. (Plus the rain on Saturday morning) Add that half of the course is more or less firmly in the shade while the other half is exposed to the sun. Then remind yourself that Skiathlon at Oberstdorf is about preparing both classic and skating skis. Then you shall fully comprehend that the race on Saturday is the test of ski specialist mettle like probably never before. [caption id="attachment_17991" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Roy Pedersen, Norway[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17990" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Viktor Golovin, "Skiers from Russia " team [/caption][caption id="attachment_17989" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Vale Vuerich & Eva Urevc [/caption][caption id="attachment_17988" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Oleg Ragillo & Jessie Diggins [/caption][caption id="attachment_17993" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Simon Caprini, Rossignol [/caption]
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Natalia Nepryaeva: I Don’t Do Screaming, Shouting Or Public  Breaking Of Poles

Natalia Nepryaeva: I Don’t Do Screaming, Shouting Or Public Breaking Of Poles

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Natalia Nepryaeva doesn't really need introductions in 2020. But just to refresh you memory: the 3d overall in the World Cup 2019/20, arguably the most universal female skier of our times ( 4h in both Distance and Sprint ratings) and Russia's best hope for women's program at Oberstdorf-2021. We spoke in Ramsau , Russians' traditional October training camp - and their first on snow this season. The pandemics wreaked havoc with all of my spring plans. I was planning to do some downhill skiing with friends, to visit St. Petersburg - instead had to stay at parents’ countryside cabin, “ dacha”, in more or less full isolation - the only positive side was spending more time with the family! The summer training wasn’t too good either. Long, very long training…
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Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

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The skiathlon is, probably, the most challenging ski race of them all. Challenging for the athletes who have to run switching style halfway. Challenging for the organizers who have to prepare two separate courses (same true about relays. In theory anyone could have it but in practice only the biggest, the most established ski stadiums like famed Birkiebeiner in Lillehammer are willing & able to. Perhaps,the most challenging the skiathlon is for the teams'ski technicians who have double the load preparing for the races. Today we'll show unsung heroes of pro-skiing. At work. [caption id="attachment_13858" align="alignnone" width="1920"] On the day before the race many a top skier do lap after lap with her/ his assigned waxer trying to find the best combo of waxes. Cue Charlotte Kalla and her specialist.…
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Who Is Running In Men’s Skiathlon At Olympics

Who Is Running In Men’s Skiathlon At Olympics

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For presentation of the world's best skiers who are to open their Olympic competitions with skiathlon on Sunday we are going to change the format. Instead of efforting to put on display as many skiers' faces as possible - as we did with the skiathlon-running ladies - here we are going to limit ourselves to ten skiers only. Three out of these ten , we believe, will stand on the podium on Sunday. ... And it's going to be a Norway vs the Rest of the World game! Norway has four fantastically strong skiers running, including but not limited to Martin Sundby, current world vice-champion in skiathlon ( everybody, of course, remembers his battle with Sergey Ustiugov on the final uphill) and bookies' top favorite and outright Golden Boy of…
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Part II Of Let’s Look At Who Is Running In Ladies’ Skiathlon At Olympics

Part II Of Let’s Look At Who Is Running In Ladies’ Skiathlon At Olympics

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This group of some of the greatest ladies in modern skiing is somewhat different from the first It is composed of those who have been consistently strong in distance skiing this season, often standing on the podiums. Who will become Pyeonchang's very first Olympic champion in the most beautiful of sports? We shall find out very soon - the wait is almost over. [caption id="attachment_6682" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6657" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Charlotte Kalla[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6648" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Heidi Weng[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6647" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Therese Stadloeber[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6666" align="aligncenter" width="1461"] Marit Bjorgen [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6838" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Anastasia Sedova, newly crowned U23 Skiathlon champion[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6702" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Nathalie von Siebenthal[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6646" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Ragnhild Haga[/caption] All pictures were taken on the sidelines of international competitions earlier…
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