Tour de Ski

Reflecting on the Tour de Ski and How I Got There

The author, Katharine Ogden, is a Junior at Dartmouth College. She recently completed the 2019-2020 Tour de Ski. Ogden is a decorated skier. You can read more about her ski career here.  By: Katharine Ogden 01/06/20 The Tour de Ski is an iconic set of world cup races. It tests athletes in every way and […]

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Post-Tour Check in with David Norris and Logan Hanneman

Norris and Hanneman, both skiers for APU in Anchorage, are among a rare group of U.S. men who have finished the Tour de Ski. We conducted a brief email exchange with the skiers post-Stage 7 of the Tour de Ski. David Norris  FasterSkier: Huge accomplishment to one, stay in the Tour, and two, remain near […]

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The Devon Kershaw Show: The Festivities on the Alpe (Stage 7 TdS)

Holy smokes. It concludes. First off, for those who have listened to this seven-episode post-TdS run, we appreciate it. And there was the racing. Johaug. Weng. Diggins and Brennan in form today on the Alpe, and Sadie Maubet Bjornsen in seventh overall. For the men …. Johannes Høsflot Klæbo faded on the Alpe while Alexander Bolshunov […]

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Bolshunov Locks Down the TdS Overall, Krüger Untouchable on the Alpe

The hype. The Spectacle. Stage 7 of the 2019-2020 Tour de Ski (TdS) brings the show: the Alpe Cermis final climb. The race this year began as a mass start — a new format for the final stage, as this has historically has been a pursuit race, where the first skier to the finish line is […]

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Back On Form, Johaug Climbs to the Overall Tour Victory; Diggins 6th, Brennan 7th in Stage

The fateful Alpe Cermis. The 10-kilometer capstone of the Tour de Ski, athlete’s complete the 1.5 k sprint loop before following the Marcialonga river down its valley to the base of the alpine hill, climbing steeply for nearly 400 vertical meters to the finish. Body’s aching with the cumulative fatigue of the tour, racers are […]

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Lampic Wins The Day as Jacobsen Leapfrogs to Second Overall

With one stage remaining in the 2019-2020 Tour de Ski (TdS), and with standings somewhat unsettled before what some consider to be a slam dunk final stage for the current overall leader Therese Johaug from Norway, time bonuses were what mattered in Val di Fiemme, Italy on Saturday. Podium pride was at stake, but generous […]

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Putting On a Show In Stage 6, Klæbo Leads the Overall by One Second

With up to 60 bonus seconds on the line in the penultimate stage and just two minutes separating the top ten in the Tour de Ski overall, every place matters in the 1.5-kilometer classic sprint in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Fighting for the top spot on the podium, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway sat 18 […]

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The Devon Kershaw Show: Thrills, Spills, and Closing Gaps in Val di Fiemme

In this seven part mini-series, this part five of our Tour de Ski breakdown. Stage 5 offered close racing on a famed Val di Fiemme, Italy 2.5 k loop. Mass start classic races, 10 k for the women, 15 k for the men, made this a three horse race on the men’s side and slightly […]

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With the Stage 5 Win, Klæbo Lurks 16 Seconds Back in the Overall

Three skiers atop the overall standings after Stage 4 set the tension for Stage 5 in Val di Fiemme, Italy: a 15-kilometer mass start classic race. Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov skied in the yellow leader’s bib while his teammate Sergey Ustiugov stood 16 seconds back in the overall. Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Norway’s Tour de Ski (TdS) […]

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Jacobsen Shines in Stage 5 While Johaug Takes Home the Wooden Medal; Maubet Bjornsen 7th

The 100th Tour de Ski Stage in Val di Fiemme, Italy, featuring a four lap 10-kilometer mass start classic. Coupling the results in distance racing over the last 14 months since Therese Johaug returned to the world cup and those of Stage 4, it seemed like a safe bet to predict a rematch between Johaug […]

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