Lucas Chanavat

Klæbo Hop Skates to a Stage 3 Win; Hamilton Settles into 14th as he Returns to World Cup Sprinting

Let’s explain. The format was basic, a freestyle sprint. Otherwise, that’s where sprints as we know it ended. The 0.66-kilometer course shot off from the start up a gradual V2-able climb. It then rounded a left-hander where athletes descended what looked like a salted banked turn found in an X-Games terrain park. Down to the […]

The post Klæbo Hop Skates to a Stage 3 Win; Hamilton Settles into 14th as he Returns to World Cup Sprinting appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Dresden Team Sprint Rundown

It was dizzying in Dresden for the skate team sprints. The man-made loop of lightning-fast snow had skiers going literally round and round for a total of 11 exchanges between teammates. Each skier skated a single 0.7-kilometer lap, for a total of 7.8 k. Each skier raced six laps. Turn your head dizzy. The Women’s […]

The post Dresden Team Sprint Rundown appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Chanavat Stays out of Trouble in Dresden with the Skate Sprint Win

The metaphors are rife when describing the rough and tumble nature of the urban environment. Most often we think of pine forest, alps, and Hansel and Gretel valleys as the backdrop for the World Cup. To foster interest and in-fill a dense schedule of racing, city-sprints are nothing new when it comes to populating the […]

The post Chanavat Stays out of Trouble in Dresden with the Skate Sprint Win appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Ustiugov Victorious Over Narrowly Spread Field in Stage 1 of the Tour de Ski

The starting corral was blocked by a wall of red before the start of the 15-kilometer mass start freestyle in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Of the top ten ranked athletes, eight hailed from either Norway or Russia, interrupted only by Iivo Niskanen of Finland and Lucas Chanavat of France.  Front and center was last year’s victor Johannes […]

The post Ustiugov Victorious Over Narrowly Spread Field in Stage 1 of the Tour de Ski appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

The Devon Kershaw Show: Weathering the Storm in Planica

  Yes, the sprint skiers put on a show this weekend in Planica, Slovenia. With a pure skate sprint weekend – both an individual and team sprint were on tap — speed and dicey conditions were a highlight. But perhaps, it took a supporting role to the weather. Day one featured a green-brown and rainy […]

The post The Devon Kershaw Show: Weathering the Storm in Planica appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

The Devon Kershaw Show: Weathering the Storm in Planica

  Yes, the sprint skiers put on a show this weekend in Planica, Slovenia. With a pure skate sprint weekend – both an individual and team sprint were on tap — speed and dicey conditions were a highlight. But perhaps, it took a supporting role to the weather. Day one featured a green-brown and rainy […]

The post The Devon Kershaw Show: Weathering the Storm in Planica appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

In a Thunderstruck Planica, Chanavat Wins; Hamilton 12th

With a snaking artificial loop of snow in a drizzly, and sometimes thundering Planica, Slovenia, the men’s World Cup field competed in a 1.25-kilometer skate sprint on Saturday. What Planica lacked in wintery vistas, it provided with fast technical racing during a day of topsy turvy weather. Racing was suspended after the quarterfinals when a […]

The post In a Thunderstruck Planica, Chanavat Wins; Hamilton 12th appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Skar Takes First Win of the Season in Dresden; Newell 25th, Bolger 29th

The white ribbon of snow created a stark contrast to the green grass and gothic architecture along the bank of the River Elbe for the second year of city sprints in Dresden, Germany. As is typical in these events, the 1.6-kilometer out and back course was predominantly flat with a few short hill punches and […]

The post Skar Takes First Win of the Season in Dresden; Newell 25th, Bolger 29th appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Just Getting Started, Klæbo Wins TdS Opening Sprint in Toblach; Bolger 21st

Without the visual of the grey and white U23 marker next to his name on an FIS results sheet, it’s easy to forget Norwegian Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is still under 23 years of age. As the Tour de Ski (TdS) celebrates its 13th edition this year, the twenty-two-year-old Klæbo (he celebrated his 22nd birthday this […]

The post Just Getting Started, Klæbo Wins TdS Opening Sprint in Toblach; Bolger 21st appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More

Kælbo Takes Davos Sprint for First Win of the Season; Simi Hamilton in 12th

As seems fitting for all things Davos, Switzerland: the racers enjoyed a bluebird day for the 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint on Saturday. And just when we thought Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway might be too spent from a year of media coverage and big-effort racing, he scored his first win of the season in gorgeous Davos. […]

The post Kælbo Takes Davos Sprint for First Win of the Season; Simi Hamilton in 12th appeared first on FasterSkier.com.

Read More