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

Leaders, Newsfeed
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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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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Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Especially when you're talking a thousand dollar item. The gentleman on the left - let's call him Ola for the sake of argument - is sporting Yeezys. Our "Yeezyxperts" are telling us that the model is, most likely, Boost 350 V2 Core Black Red. Google be your friend if you want to know how much they retail for - and be prepared for your jaw to drop. However, price in itself is not the point. The point is that they make one look cool in the eyes of one's peers. Especially if one belongs to Gen Z. Huff and puff all you like if you disagree - but that's how the world works for the last circa 5000 years ( and possibly much…
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Amateur Skier Beats Handful Of Pros, Including Legendary Petter Eliassen, In 220k Race

Amateur Skier Beats Handful Of Pros, Including Legendary Petter Eliassen, In 220k Race

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Of course, Vegard Vinje is not your average weekend warrior. But a 27 year old Norwegian has a full time job outside skiing thus fully qualifying for the "amateur" title. However, after Vegard has finished 3rd last weekend in Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet 220k, world's longest regularly held race, the title "World's Strongest Amateur" is due. [caption id="attachment_10774" align="alignnone" width="800"] Mr. Vinje needed 12 hours and 20 seconds to finish on the podium in the race that featured names such as Andreas Nygaard, Oeyvind MoenFjeld, Hans Maenpaa, already mentioned Petter Eliassen - in other words, joy & pride of Visma Ski Classics pro-series.[/caption] We can't quite remember the case when an amateur athlete beat pros - and rushed to speak to Vegard after his unprecedented gig. - You beat Petter Eliassen…
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ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

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ISPO is considered in the winter sports industry to be a prime spot to exhibit new gear. With a glaring exception of Amer Sports ( Salomon and Atomic), all major manufacturers are there - and tend to time the official unveiling of their newest & best wares to the show in Munich. We covered some of them in the first report from ISPO Let's look at what else is there. Madshus brought their latest Redline 2.0 skis - as seen being by Madshus athletes in skiing and biathlon from the beginning of the season, but, technically, going on sale only now. Per Wiik, Madshus Global marketing director, says that the key advantage of newest Redlines is a much broader spectrum of snow/weather conditions than with the previous edition NB Skate…
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