American Rosie Brennan earned World Cup start rights by capturing the 2013 SuperTour title. She made her European World Cup debut last season, racing the entire final period, before starting this fall at the top level. This season she placed 70th in the Kuusamo, Finland mini-tour and finished 54th today, in the 10 k classic […]
A new World Cup season dawns for the United States, and the future looks bright with expectations understandably high. In an Olympic year, the U.S. features one of the best collections of cross-country talent the nation has seen.
The United States women capped a highly successful start to the 2014 World Campaign, leaving Finland after three days of racing as the fourth ranked squad in the world. Kikkan Randall led the way, placing 5th in the Ruka Triple mini-tour.
Marit Bjoergen (NOR) overcame a 25 second deficit to rival Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), before holding off Charlotte Kalla (SWE) and Therese Johaug (NOR) on the final day of the Ruka Triple.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby held off Russians Maxim Vylegzhanin and Alexander Legkov in the homestretch to claim victory in the Ruka Triple mini-tour.
Kikkan Randall (USA) earned the first classic sprint podium of the year, placing second to Justyna Kowalczyk in the World Cup opener in Kuusamo, Finland.
While teammate Kikkan Randall (USA) stole the headlines with her first classic sprint podium, both Sadie Bjornsen and Ida Sargent had excellent days of their own.
Eirik Brandsdal (NOR) won the first World Cup race of the 2014 season, besting Anton Gafarov (RUS) and Teodor Peterson (SWE) in a classic sprint the kicked off the Ruka Triple mini-tour.
For the North American men, it was a challenging day in qualifying as the World Cup season got under way in Finland, with only Andy Newell (USA) cracking the top-30 in the classic sprint.
The 2014 race season has arrived, and with it, the start of SuperTour racing. In an Olympic year, the elite domestic race series becomes even more important to aspiring skiers. Expect intense and highly competitive racing from the get-go!
Last, but certainly not least. We wrap up our preview of the 12 U.S. elite racing squads, profiling the Far West Elite Team.
Kikkan Randall was an easy choice for her fifth Skier of the Year Award, while Andy Newell took his second title.
Sadie Bjornsen and Ida Sargent capped excellent seasons by sharing the FasterSkier Breakthrough Skier of the Year Award, while Erik Bjornsen took the men’s title.
Sadie Bjornsen (USA), fresh off career-best World Cup results in both distance and sprint last weekend continued her hot streak, placing third in the OPA Cup Finals prologue.
Emil Jönsson (SWE) bounced back from World Championship disappointment to win the Lahti freestyle sprint, and wrap up his third overall Sprint Cup victory.
What would a Fairy Tale ending mean at these World Championships for the top teams? Just in case you were wondering…
Canadian biathlete Zina Kocher raced the 10km freestyle cross-country World Cup in Davos on Sunday, fresh off biathlon World Championships.
Ivan Babikov dropped out and Alex Harvey finished 56th on an inauspicious day for the Canadian men. But head Coach Justin Wadsworth is not worried.
Noah Hoffman led the U.S. men in 33rd place in the Davos 15k, the best of a series of sub-par performances. But there is no panic with World Champs just days away.
Jessie Diggins finished 14th, leading a trio of U.S. women in the top-20 in the final World Cup race before World Championships.