Fasterskier.com recently posted an article about Norwegian distance skier Odd-Bjorn Hjelmeset that wants to win “The Double” – the sprint and the 50 kilometer at next year’s Worlds in Oberstdorf, Germany. World-class sprinter Jens Arne Svartedal captured third place in the overall World Cup last season has the very same dream and goals.
Svartedal had a very good season last winter. He has always been World-class in the classic style sprint, but took a big step forward last season with podium finishes in both skate sprints and long races. The season was “crowned” with a third place in the overall World Cup. He believes the progress is a result of minimum pressure and patience.