Madshus completely dominated the 2011 Vasaloppet!
Defending Vasaloppet champion Jörgen Brink (Madshus) won the 2011 Vasaloppet in an amazing race effort. A pole break cost the Swede a lot of time, but with his incredible strength and determination, as well as super fast skis, Brink was able to catch back up to the lead group of four. In the last 500 meters, nobody could beat Jörgen Brink this day.
The entire podium was a Madshus party: Madshus Marathon team racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) took second place just a second behind Brink, and teammate Jerry Ahrlin (SWE) finished third. With Rikard Andreason (SWE) in fifth, Madshus has four athletes in the top five – totally dominating the 2011 Vasaloppet.
Madshus’ increased focus on ski marathon racing has proven a great success. With the incredible Vasaloppet triumph this weekend, Madshus athletes have won almost all the races in the FIS Ski Classics series this season: Marcialonga (Jerry Ahrlin), König Ludviglauf (Jerry Ahrlin), and Tartu Ski Marathon (Jerry Ahrlin).
Madshus Ski Classics podiums also include Madshus Marathon team racers such as Stanislav Rezac and Susanne Nyström. Madshus and our Marathon team athletes are now looking ahead to the Norwegian Birkebeiner March 19 and the final Ski Classic event at Norefjell in the beginning of April.
Madshus off to a Good Start at the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)
Madshus is present at the Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS) with an experienced service crew to assist the Madshus athletes, a solid troop of potential medal candidates.
While everyone has big expectations for two of the Nordic ski world’s biggest talents, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway, 3-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Greis of Germany also appears to have nailed the peak for the World Championships. Additionally, Madshus racers Olga Zaitseva and Anton Shipulin are among the Russian home favorites.
After three days of competitions, Madshus racers have already helped
themselves to two gold medals (Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Ann Kristin Flatland in the mixed relay), and two silver medals (Michael Greis in the mixed relay and Emil Hegle Svendsen in the pursuit).
Distans race Tuesday give a silver medal to Madshus when the Home athlete Maxim Maximov step up at the podium, and overall on Tuesday 4 madshus athletes in top 10
2:place Maxim Maximov 4:th place Emil Hegle Svendsen
5:th place Ole Einar bjoerndalen and Michael Greis at place nr 6.
The IBU World Championships started with the mixed relay on March 3, and will conclude on March 13 with the women’s relay.
Madshus is looking forward to the rest of the races, which includes individual and mass start races for both men and women, as well as both men’s and women’s relays.