Racing News

Tour de Ski

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 20:32 -- Anonymous (not verified)
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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 18:55

The 7th stage of the Tour de Ski from Cortina to Toblach went differently than expected. The tourleaders Dario Cologna and Petter Northug wanted to work together for the pursuit race and keep their pursuers at a distance. However, having quickly reached Cologna, Northug could not keep up and fell back. Cologna started racing away on his own. The first group of pursuers consisted now of Alexander Legkov and Northug. The second group was led by the Swede Marcus Hellner with the fast Canadian Devon Kershaw and Maurice Manificat from France.

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Podium
First place (text): 
Dario Cologna
Second place (text): 
Petter Northug
Third place (text): 
Alexander Legkov
Forth place (text): 
Devon Kershaw
Fifth place (text): 
Marcus Hellner
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Nordic
Snow Type: 
Old Snow
Snow: 
-6
Air: 
-4
Racing service: 
Christian Schocher

Tour de Ski

Sat, 01/07/2012 - 20:37 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sat, 01/07/2012 - 19:09

The last races of the Tour de Ski take place in Val die Fiemme. The 20 km mass start race today proved to be a very hard test. 5 rounds had to be completed with bonus seconds being awarded at the highest point of the leg. As a result, the pace was very fast from the beginning. Consequently, Manificat (FRA) and Legkov (RUS) lost touch with the leading skiers and thus the opportunity to claim a podium place in the overall result.

The lead was controlled by Cologna (SUI) who even managed to gain a few seconds from his direct opponent Northug (NOR).

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Tagessieger Eldar Roenning
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Tourleader Dario Cologna
Podium
First place (text): 
Eldar Roenning
Second place (text): 
Alexander Harvey
Third place (text): 
Dario Cologna
Forth place (text): 
Petter Northug
Kickzone Basic Preparation: 
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Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Nordic
Snow Type: 
Old Snow
Weather: 
Sunny
Snow: 
-8
Air: 
-5
Racing service: 
Christian Schocher

Alpine WC Adelboden SUI GS/SL 2012

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 10:38 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sun, 01/08/2012 - 19:56

The Swiss Weeks of the Alpine Ski Circus have started with exciting races.
The host had a lot of work especially with the snow and rain.
Thanks to the great efforts of volunteers, army and civil defence, the slope could be prepared for the race.

The difficult slope of the giant slalom proved to be a great challenge for the skiers.
The huge audience (29000) celebrated an exciting race with an Austrian double.

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Podium
First place (text): 
Marcel Hirscher AUT, Ski Atomic
Second place (text): 
Benjamin Raich AUT, Ski Atomic
Third place (text): 
Massimiliano Blardone ITA, Ski Dynastar
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Alpine Ski
Snow: 
-8
Air: 
-2
Racing service: 
Hans Lippuner

World Cup in Oberhof!!!

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 11:14 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 14:28

The biathlon stronghold at the Rennsteig welcomed athletes and fans last Monday with unbelievable weather conditions. Hardly anyone still believed in a normal tournment and some even questioned its holding. Constant rain and a temperature around + 8° C reminded of the competitions in 2007 when the athletes had to compete on crash ice that had been delivered from Bremerhaven. The hard-working helpers managed incredibly well and prepared quite an agreeable piste for the relay competitions on Wednesday and Thursday. In the women’s competition, the Russian quartet won before Norway and France.

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Podium Massenstart Damen
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Magdalena Neuner
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Magdalena Neuner und Andrea Henkel
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Arnd Peiffer
Podium
Second place (text): 
Tora Berger
Third place: 
Insider Tip: 
HF yellow + AX 134 / Js yellow
Race conditions
Snow: 
-1
Air: 
0
Humidity: 
90
Racing service: 
Torsten Thrän

Tour de Ski

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 10:05 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 17:40

The final leg onto the Alpe Cermis put a lot of strain on the athletes. The tour leader Justina Kowalczyk was challenged in the women’s race. In the hunting race, Marit Björgen caught up on her 13 seconds deficit and closed the gap on the Polish skier before the 3.5 km long final climb. Kowalczyk however proved invincible in the narrow turns and took home her third tour victory thanks to her strong forces. Third place went to Therese Johaug who won with the fastest running time.

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Podium
First place (text): 
Dario Cologna
Second place (text): 
Marcus Hellner
Third place (text): 
Petter Northug
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Nordic
Snow Type: 
Old Snow
Weather: 
Cloudy
Snow: 
-6
Air: 
4
Racing service: 
Christian Schocher

Lauberhorn downhill, Wengen (SUI)

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 20:00 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 20:15
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Patrouille Suisse
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Hundschopf
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Startgelände
Podium
First place (text): 
Beat Feuz, SUI
Second place (text): 
Hannes Reichelt, AUT
Third place (text): 
Christoph Innerhofer, ITA
Insider Tip: 
JetStream red + Helx red
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Alpine Ski
Snow Type: 
Old Snow
Weather: 
Sunny
Snow: 
-10
Air: 
-2
Humidity: 
15
Racing service: 
Hans Lippuner

WC DH Kitzbühel

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:59 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sun, 01/22/2012 - 11:30

The weather conditions for the races in Kitzbühel were not very pretty. There was a lot of snow and rain so that Friday’s Super G had to be cancelled. The hosts concentrated on the downhill. During the whole night, many hard-working helpers prepared the slope to get rid of the fresh snow on it.

After more snow and rain on Saturday morning, the start had to be moved down. The race was held despite the snowfall. The numerous spectators followed an exciting race. Due to the shortened distance, the time differences were only marginal.

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Didie Cuche
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Baumann, Cuche, Kröll
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Zielsprung im dichten Schneetreiben
Podium
First place (text): 
Didie Cuche SUI, Ski Head
Second place (text): 
Romed Baumann AUT, Ski Salomon
Third place (text): 
Klaus Kröll AUT, Ski Salomon
Insider Tip: 
Race Preperation: HF blau : HF AX 134 2:1
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Alpine Ski
Snow Type: 
New Snow
Weather: 
Snowfall
Snow: 
-5
Air: 
-2
Humidity: 
85
Racing service: 
Hans Lippuner

World Cup No. 6

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 13:55 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 17:10

The 3rd world cup in January brought the athletes to the Antholz valley in the beautiful South Tyrol. On the one hand, they always look forward to Antholz but on the other hand the height of 1600 m really gets to them. At their arrival on Monday, the athletes were greeted by fantastic winter weather. Sunshine and temperatures of minus 10°C let their athletic hearts beat faster.

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Podium Sprint
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Magdalena Neuner/GER
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Kaisa Mäkäräinen/FIN
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Huber Schuss
Podium
First place (text): 
Magdalena Neuner/GER
Second place (text): 
Kaisa Mäkäräinen/FIN
Third place (text): 
Darya Domracheva/BLR
Insider Tip: 
HF red / AX 134 + Jetstream red
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Nordic
Snow Type: 
New Snow
Snow: 
-5
Air: 
-3
Humidity: 
80
Racing service: 
Torsten Thrän

Langlauf World Cup Otepää

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 09:30 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sun, 01/22/2012 - 20:20

In Otepää, the important Estonian centre for cross-country skiing, the first World Cup races were held after the Tour de Ski. The two Tour winners Justina Kowalczyk and Dario Cologna were able to keep their excellent form and won head and shoulders above the rest both the sprint and the races of 10 and 15 km respectively in the classic technique.

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Podium
First place (text): 
Dario Cologna
Second place (text): 
Lukas Bauer
Third place (text): 
Devon Kershaw
Kickzone Basic Preparation: 
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Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Nordic
Snow Type: 
New Snow
Weather: 
Cloudy
Snow: 
-7
Air: 
-4
Racing service: 
Christian Schocher

WC St. Moritz SUI, DH Race

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 13:16 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sat, 01/28/2012 - 10:30

The women’s alpine skiing World Cup takes place in the Engadin this week, well-known for its cold and dry snow conditions. Despite light snowfall in the morning hours, the sun showed up for the race.

The skiers were able to have a very fair race in beautiful conditions and pleasant temperatures.

Sadly, there never is a great audience to watch women’s races. It becomes more and more difficult for the hosts to organize an event without a lot of income.

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Podium DH Race
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Mirena Küng, SUI
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Fans im Zielraum
Podium
First place (text): 
Lindsey Vonn USA, Ski Head
Second place (text): 
Maria Hoefl-Riesch GER, Ski Head
Third place (text): 
Tina Weirather LIE, Ski Atomic
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Alpine Ski
Snow Type: 
New Snow
Weather: 
Sunny
Snow: 
-12
Air: 
-6
Humidity: 
69
Racing service: 
Hans Lippuner

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