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Attrition in the Fog: Bolshunov pips Krüger for the Oslo 50 k Classic Win

Oslo in late winter – it’s be hit or miss. Fog. Bluebird. A maritime climate, with plentiful moisture in the air, a slight drop in temps can morph the Holmenkollen ski complex into a ping-pong-ball-world. Athletes were mere shadows striding into and out of view on a foggy- drizzly day at the Holmenkollen. As spectators […]

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Down to the Wire, Golberg Out Sprints Bolshunov for the Pursuit Win

Picking up where we left off in Östersund, Sweden: a pursuit start 15-kilometer classic. Unlike the women’s field where Therese Johaug “administered a beatdown”, creating a large time gap for herself, the margins for the men were much smaller.  A glance at the start list shows yesterday’s winner and Tour leader Sjur Røthe of Norway […]

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Perfect Pacing: Sjur Røthe Claims Ski Tour 2020 Stage 1 Win

The six-stage Ski Tour 2020, which runs from Sweden to Norway over the next week, began Saturday in Östersund, Sweden with the men’s 15-kilometer individual start skate. The race began with twilight immersing Östersund with the sky eventually morphing into black as the seeded group of skiers looped around on what FIS called a 4.71 […]

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The Devon Kershaw Show: Old School Davos

  In this episode of The Devon Kershaw Show … it is all things Davos. While the glam Swiss valley boasts mountain scenery, and a fusion of traditional Swiss cowbell and high finance, in many ways it remains decidely old school. Among other things, we discuss what some say is an outdated Davos distance course […]

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Bolshunov wins 15 k in Falun and the Distance Cup; Harvey 11th, David Norris 16th

Sunday’s men’s 15-kilometer freestyle individual start race in Falun, Sweden, was the final European stop for the World Cup. With the race concluded, athletes will pack up ski bags, moth-ball the wax buses, and jet across the Atlantic. Next week athletes will race amidst the crowds and city-scape of Québec. The final Euro-leg of the […]

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Russia takes the Podium in Holmenkollen; Harvey 5th, Patterson 19th

  Russian skier, Alexander Bolshunov made history today during the Holmenkollen 50-kilometer classic mass start race. With his win today, Bolshunov became the youngest person and the third Russian to win the storied Holmenkollen 50 k. Bolshunov finished today’s race in 2:23:49.8 hours. For Bolshunov, who comes off a World Championships during which he won four […]

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Norway’s Holund Attacks Way Out and Solos to 50 k Win; Harvey 12th, Norris 20th, Patterson 23rd

The 2019 Seefeld World Championships event came to a close on Sunday, the 11 days of competition capping off with a men’s 50-kilometer freestyle mass start. Unlike two years ago at the Lahti World Champs, when the top six finished within four seconds of each other, Canada’s Alex Harvey ultimately earning the 2017 title, this […]

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Sunday Race Rundown from Seefeld: 50 k Freestyle

FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Men’s 50 K Freestyle Mass Start It has come to close. The 2019 Nordic Ski World Championships ended today with the men’s 50-kilometer freestyle mass start. Hans Christer Holund of Norway began to makes his mark on the race shortly after 20 k with a solo attack. In his bold […]

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Sunday Race Rundown from Seefeld: 50 k Freestyle

FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Men’s 50 K Freestyle Mass Start It has come to close. The 2019 Nordic Ski World Championships ended today with the men’s 50-kilometer freestyle mass start. Hans Christer Holund of Norway began to makes his mark on the race shortly after 20 k with a solo attack. In his bold […]

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Norway Wins 10th Consecutive Gold Medal in Men’s 4 x 10k Relay; Americans Finish 9th

While a temperature in the upper thirties would not normally classify as cool to a ski racer, it was a welcome break from the blazing sun and upper 50’s that have been ever-present in the 2019 Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria. Light rain peppered the athletes in the 4 x 10-kilometer relay, continuing […]

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