Racing News

Tour de Ski

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 10:05 -- Anonymous (not verified)
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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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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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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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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
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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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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

WC DH Women Garmisch

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 15:38 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 10:30

The Alpine skiing ladies started in Garmisch this weekend. In very good but freezing winter conditons, -20° C, very exciting races were carried out. The athletes had to tape their faces or ski with a mask on. With 120 km/h the temperatures feel colder still and this can easily amount to frostbite.

The choice of materials wasn’t easy for the service staff. The cold, aggressive snow and the partly icy slope made it difficult to find the right balance.

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Nadja Kamer SUI
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Maria Höfl-Riesch
Podium
First place (text): 
Lindsey Vonn USA, Ski Head
Second place (text): 
Nadja Kamer SUI, Ski Völkl
Third place (text): 
Tina Weirather LIE, Ski Atomic
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Alpine Ski
Snow Type: 
New Snow
Weather: 
Sunny
Snow: 
-20
Air: 
-21
Humidity: 
65
Racing service: 
Hans Lippuner

World Cup Holmenkollen

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:58 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:35

Last Monday, most teams arrived in Oslo after the one-week break. As temperatures are sinking in all of Europe, this also happened at Holmenkollen day after day. The national arena presented itself in best winter conditions.

At the sprint race on Thursday, the athletes’ faces could hardly be seen as they taped their faces against the cold. TOKO girl Magdalena Neuner/GER brought home her 30th world cup victory with 0 shooting errors and an impressive skiing performance. Daria Domracheva/BLR became 2nd and Tora Berger won 3rd place in her own country.

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Andrea Henkel
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Ski Jumping
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Magdalena Neuner
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last Downhill
Podium
Second place (text): 
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Third place (text): 
Evgeniy Garanichev
Insider Tip: 
LF blue / X-Cold Powder + JetStream blue
Race conditions
Weather: 
Sunny
Snow: 
-16
Air: 
-13
Humidity: 
75
Racing service: 
Torsten Thrän

WC Sochi, RUS

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 13:16 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:00

The trip to Sochi was a big challenge for all teams. Three planes were loaded with skis and bags in Zurich. After a turbulent flight, the journey to the skiing region Rosa Khutor continued by bus. The skiers were able to run three training tours on the technical and icy slope. Many athletes had big difficulties with the demanding slope.

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Bodium Super-Kombi
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Sochi
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Olympiadorf Alpine
Podium
First place (text): 
Beat Feuz SUI, Ski Salomon
Second place (text): 
Benjamin Thomsen CAN, Ski Head
Third place (text): 
Adrien Theaux FRA, Ski Salomon
Insider Tip: 
HF blue : HF AX 134 3:1
Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Alpine Ski
Snow Type: 
New Snow
Weather: 
Cloudy
Snow: 
-16
Air: 
-13
Humidity: 
62
Racing service: 
Hans Lippuner

Langlauf World Cup Nove Mesto

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 15:23 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Date: 
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 00:14

All favorites for the Overall World Cup met at Nove Mesto na Morave in the Czech Republic. The leg is predestined for the classic technique. The race on its 15 km (women) and 30 km (men) distance was not just about the day victory but also about taking another step towards the Overall World Cup. Justina Kowalczyk’s performance was very strong and she already started with a high speed with which only the two Norwegians Marit Björgen and Therese Johaug could keep up. Johaug had to give in on the last kilometers so that only Björgen and Kowalczyk came into question for the victory.

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Podium
First place (text): 
Johan Olsson
Second place (text): 
Dario Cologna
Third place (text): 
Maxim Vylegzhanin
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Race conditions
Competition Discipline: 
Nordic
Snow Type: 
Old Snow
Weather: 
Sunny
Snow: 
-15
Air: 
-12
Racing service: 
Christian Schocher

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