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Dusseldorf Preview
6 years ago

Dusseldorf Preview

By  •  Preview, Sprints

This weekend marks the 10th edition of the Düsseldorf sprints on the Rhine. It’s one of the more exciting weekends on the World Cup schedule with the sprint with numerous …
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Kuusamo – Ruka Triple Preview
6 years ago

Kuusamo – Ruka Triple Preview

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This weekend will mark the second edition of the Kuusamo mini-tour, or the Ruka Triple as it has been named. Last year it was Bjørgen who skied to victory while …
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Sjusjøen Relay Preview
6 years ago

Sjusjøen Relay Preview

By  •  Preview, Relay

Sunday is relay day and the teams are set. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and expect a very exciting race on the men’s side while the women’s race will …
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Sjusjøen 10km/15km Preview
6 years ago

Sjusjøen 10km/15km Preview

By  •  Distance, Preview

In less than 48hrs, the 2011-2012 World Cup campaign kicks-off in Sjusjøen. By now, you know that the opening World Cup weekend was scheduled for Beitøstolen but the lack of …
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#1 – Norway: On Top of the Pile
6 years ago

#1 – Norway: On Top of the Pile

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Nations Cup: 11397pts (1st)

Men: 4722pts (1st)

Women: 6675 (1st)

When you name 45 athletes to the national team, you know you’re in for a good season. Norway hosted the …
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#2 – Sweden: Full Steam Ahead
6 years ago

#2 – Sweden: Full Steam Ahead

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Nations Cup: 7660 (2nd)

Men: 4067 (3rd)

Women: 3593 (2nd)

THE DEPARTED

Mats Larsson decided to retire after a fairly decorated career. He raced sparingly with only 67 World Cup …
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# 3 – Russia: Quantity, Not Quality
6 years ago

# 3 – Russia: Quantity, Not Quality

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Nations Cup: 6199 (3rd)

Men: 4422 (2nd)

Women: 1777 (7th)

Extremely worrying fact: Out of the 27 women who scored World Cup points last season, non of them managed to …
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#4 – Italy: They Aren’t Getting Any Younger
6 years ago

#4 – Italy: They Aren’t Getting Any Younger

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Nations Cup: 6106pts (4th)

Men: 2571pts (5th)

Women: 3535 (5th)

The Italians had much of their success last year from unexpected sources. Fulvio Scola came out of nowhere to finish …
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#5 – Finland: Onwards and Upwards
6 years ago

#5 – Finland: Onwards and Upwards

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Nations Cup: 4210pts (5th)

Men: 1249 (10th)

Women: 2961 (4th)

With the retirement of Muranen, Finland lost another integral part of their team for the second year in a row …
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#6 – Germany: Things Are Looking Good
6 years ago

#6 – Germany: Things Are Looking Good

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Nations Cup: 3017 (6th)

Men: 1468 (9th)

Women: 1549 (8th)

After a disastrous Tour de Ski which saw only Zeller finish out of the seven women to start the Tour …
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