John Meyer of the Denver Post writes on Nordic Combined World Champions Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong, and their cycling training.
Nordic combined athletes always have been experts at cross-training, since opportunities to go ski jumping and cross country skiing are limited most of the year. But an increasing emphasis on road cycling has helped make the U.S. team the best in the world.
I’m not suggesting that’s the primary reason Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong are world champions heading into an Olympic year. Both are determined, experienced athletes at the peak of their careers.
Topher Sabot is the editor of FasterSkier.