Evgeniya Krupitskaya: No Haters Writing To Me  – Definite Sign I’m No Star Yet

Evgeniya Krupitskaya: No Haters Writing To Me – Definite Sign I’m No Star Yet

Leaders, Newsfeed
Nobody had more meteoric rise last season than an 18 year old teenager from Saint Petersburg. Six months ago even the best informed specialists likely haven't heard the name. Unlike other brilliant Juniors, Helene Fossesholm and Veronika Stepanova, who were on the radar for the last couple of years, Evgeniya Krupitskaya, who is year younger, came seemingly from nowhere. But she is surely there to stay: two silver medals at the Junior World Championships plus a 4th place ( a third medal was very close!), a successful debut in the World Cup in Engadin and very respectful performance at the Russian Nationals. We spoke to the " world hottest" junior after her season's end I'm not the " biggest junior prospect in the world" - that's more of my goal…
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World Shall  Be Theirs. Soon!

World Shall Be Theirs. Soon!

Leaders, Newsfeed
Always fun to onwatch how heroes of the recent Juniors/ U23 World championships make a transition to the Big League, testing their mettle against the leaders of the world skiing. Several of the young stars were taken to Oberstdorf recently - but either weren't started or failed to make an impact. Understandably so: when you prepare the whole season specifically for the Juniors' World, it's nay-impossibke to be in top form two weeks later - and compete against people who trained to be on their peak at the World Championships. The FIS World Cup finalé in Engadin is different in tha t sense: Johaug, Diggins, Klaebo and Bolshunov shall still be running over the weekend, but let's face it - the pressure is not there and neither is leaders'form, probably.…
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Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Madshus’ Green Sensation

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Madshus’ Green Sensation

Gear News, Newsfeed
Madshus has created an instant sensation when its highly regarded but hitherto internationally unknown skier raced to the podium in 15k F in Oberstdorf. Beating in the last 2k Bolshuhov himself! Striking feature of Harald Amundsen's gear? Green base of his Madshus Redline 3.0! [caption id="attachment_18021" align="alignnone" width="300"] Madshus is tight -lipped about their innovations and new materials. Let's say we at Dailyskier.com had no pre-warning something so efficient and visually striking is coming despite being in close contact with the Norwegian manufacturer [/caption][caption id="attachment_18022" align="alignnone" width="300"] The racing conditions in Oberstdorf 15k F: subzero Celsius at night but around 12 at the race start, overcast and, perhaps crucially, no salt used by the organizers to keep the tracks firm on that day[/caption][caption id="attachment_18019" align="alignnone" width="300"] Same uphill, one day…
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Daily Skier  At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Russia In Camouflage

Newsfeed, Trivia
Not sure anyone would even understand what's going on were she/ he to be shown the photo we put in the headline a mere year ago. Let us help you to decipher: [caption id="attachment_17939" align="alignnone" width="1527"] Two Russian skiers, wearing FFP2 masks, that are compulsory in Bavaria, pass by the camouflaged Russian wax truck at the Oberstdorf World Championships [/caption] FFP2 masks are compulsory for everyone and everywhere at the championships - with a notable exception of actual athletes on the tracks, both training and competing. Camouflage on the Russian trucks and vans is a different story: according to the recent decision by the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS), Russian athletes could take part in the world championships but the country's flag, the coat-of-arms, the anthem and even the…
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Bold Move: Russia Brings Ambitious & Successful Juniors To Oberstdorf-21

Bold Move: Russia Brings Ambitious & Successful Juniors To Oberstdorf-21

Newsfeed
Veronika Stepanova, 20 and Evgeniya Krupitskaya, 18 are last - second inclusions into the Russian line-up for the FIS World Championships in Oberstdorf. Stepanova was on " international radar " ever since she battled Helene Fossesholm in 4 × 3.3k relay at the World Juniors in Lahti in 2019, both barely 18 then. At the recent JWSC 21 in Vuokatti the native of faraway Kamchatka came 4th in Sprint, decisively won 5k F and battled Moa Hansson of Sweden for the victory till the last meters of the relay. Krupitskaya was the member of the same relay squad, won silver in 5k F and came 4th in 15k mass- start. Yelena Vyalbe, a maverick boss of the Russian skiing, is known to openly criticise what she sees as sub-effort by…
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