Inge Scheve

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Inge is FasterSkier's international reporter, born and bred in Norway. A cross-country ski racer and mountain runner, she also dabbles on two wheels in the offseason. If it's steep and long, she loves it. Follow her on Twitter: @IngeScheve.
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Madshus racers shine at the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival in Annecy (FRA) this weekend. Biathlon prodigy Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) won the prestigious biathlon roller ski mass start event on Saturday, sharing the podium with Benedikt Doll (GER) in third place. For Lægreid, the huge and enthusiastic crowd at the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival made the experience particularly exciting: The 24-year-old raced his first World Cup event in March 2020, and had his first World Cup season last winter, when all events...

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Madshus racers take home a handsome bouquet of podiums from Toppidrettsveka, including the overall victory for the weekend, looking promising for the upcoming Olympic season. The annual summer roller ski festival in northwestern Norway featured four races in three days, and was once again open for international racers. Toppidrettsveka 2021 opened with a marathon race on Thursday, August 19, where Madshus racers parked the competitors: Astrid Øyre Slind truly set the standard, winning the 55-kilometer...

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Check out how the new king of biathlon Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) prepares for his first Olympic Winter Games. Four gold medals from his first World Championships will be hard to match at the upcoming 2022 Olympics. Add to that ten World Cup podiums at the IBU World Cup level. The expectations are sky high for Lægreid, who rose from national team rookie to king of biathlon in just one single season. Madshus caught up with Lægreid...

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For the next generation of Swedish World Cup racers, the upcoming winter is well underway. Make a note of these names: Edvin Anger, Måns Skoglund, Tilde Bångman, Nils Bergström, and Erik Larsson. These young racers are training hard, aiming high, and will put Sweden on the map. Anger, Skoglund and Bergström are all part of the Swedish junior national team this season, while Bångman was on the junior national team last year and is now...

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Harald Østberg Amundsen won the bronze medal in the 15-kilometer skate race at the FIS Nordic World Championships in Oberstdorf (GER) on skis with a cutting-edge new base technology. Despite a brutal crash on the final lap of the 15-kilometer skate race, the 22-year-old Norwegian national team rookie impressed from the first pole plant and cruised onto the podium in his first ever World Championship at the senior level – on skis with a revolutionary...

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Former Swedish national ski team director and coach Christer Skog skied Vasaloppet ten times in ten days with his buddy and comedian Måns Möller. The corona virus forced Vasaloppet to organize this year´s events differently. One of the changes was keeping the Vasaloppet track groomed and open for 23 consecutive days in order to spread out the participants and avoid crowning. “With the corona situation being what it is, and the Vasaloppet arena open for...

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From rookie to king of Pokljuka: Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) takes home no less than four – FOUR – gold medals from his first ever IBU World Championships at the senior level. “Four gold medals… that’s just sick. I mean, just listen to it: Four gold medals. Honestly, I secretly dreamt about earning an individual medal,” Lægreid said on Sunday, after winning his fourth World Championships gold medal. First, Lægreid set Norway up for GOLD...

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Madshus racers snagged two gold medals and a bronze in two days to open the 2021 World Championships season. On the first day of the 2021 IBU biathlon World Championships, national team rookie Sturla Holm Lægreid skied the opening leg for Norway in the mixed relay, delivered a solid race and set the stage for GOLD in the very first eventof the 12-day championship in Pokljuka (SLO). As always, Lægreid was cool as a cucumber...

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The 23-year-old biathlon extends his relationship with Madshus, signing a new long-term contract with the Norwegian brand. The new contract covers both equipment and promotion. “I’m excited to continue my partnership with Madshus. Most importantly, I’m extremely satisfied with Madshus, both in terms of equipment as well as service and support,” says Sturla Holm Lægreid, who is also looking forward to the new marketing agreement. “I’m excited to cooperate more extensively on marketing and promotion,...

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From personalized wax advice and equipment management to digital performance tracking and workout overview. The new Madshus empower 2 app is a whole new dimension to skiing. Imagine always having perfect wax, never pondering which skis to pick or wondering which grind a certain pair has. Enter: the free Madshus Empower 2 app, available in the App Store and Google Play now. The Madshus Empower 2 app, which is available for free in the App...

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Hailey Swirbul (USA) posted her first World Cup podium this weekend, on the same course where she earned her first World Cup points last season. “WAIT, WHAT!?!? Am I seeing that right?? I came in third?? I just raced my heart out, and my skis were amazing. I am so excited,” the 22-year-old cross-country skier said after her 10-kilometer skate race in Davos (SUI) on Sunday. For Swirbul, the podium was both a surprise and...

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“Incredibly stable and reliable, and overall a very enjoyable skiing experience” The new skin ski model Madshus Endurace Intelligrip®  was rated the best overall skin skis in a large, comprehensive skin ski test comparing skin ski models for recreational skiers from all the major ski manufacturers. Best overall performance and feel The skis in the test were rated according to performance on several key properties: weight, glide, grip, turning and handling, double-poling, ski feel and price. “Incredibly stable and...

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Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) crushed his competitors in the IBU biathlon World Cup opener  on Saturday and earned his first World Cup victory. On Sunday, turbo junior Helene Fossesholm (NOR) posted the second-fastest time of the day in the 10-kilometer pursuit at the FIS Nordic World Cup opener. “It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I never imagined I would win,” Lægreid said after his race, which took place in in Kontiolahti (FIN). The 23-year-old dominated the 20-kilometer individual competition,...

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The talented 19-year-old Helene Marie Fossesholm continues her long relationship with Madshus on skis and boots through 2023. The turbo junior, who was named to the Norwegian A-team after routinely challenging the established World Cup elite for the past two seasons, is looking forward to continue her relationship with the Norwegian ski manufacturer at Biri. “I’m super satisfied with all the equipment and the outstanding service and support I’ve received from Madshus throughout my career...

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The FIS Season opener at Beitostølen was no less than a performance bonanza for the young and promising Team Madshus. With two podiums in two days, 19-year-old Helene Marie Fossesholm (above) is already named to the squad for the World Cup opener in Finland on November 27 to 29. On the men’s side, U23 World Champion Harald Østberg Amundsen crushed the established national team in the 15-kilometer skate race on Sunday and put his name...

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Meet Håkan Nordbäck, head of the Madshus grinding department. While the geometry, flex, camber and materials that make up the construction of the ski are the most important factors determining the glide and properties of ski, grinds and structures contribute significantly to enhancing the speed of the ski, along with glide wax and topping products. Now that both the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU) are banning all fluorocarbon-based ski wax...

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Madshus caught up with Harald Østberg Amundsen, the man who pulled in no less than four medals out of four opportunities at the FIS U23 World Championships in Germany last winter. The effort also earned him a spot on the Norwegian National team. These days, Østberg Amundsen is getting ready for the national FIS season opener events at Beitostølen (NOR). The traditional race weekend takes place on November 20-22. Friday features classic sprint races for...

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The all new Redline 3.0 skis are hitting the market right now, after three years of intense research and development, testing and collaboration with the top Madshus athletes. buy metronidazole So, what’s the big deal with the new Madshus Redline 3.0? Let’s hear it from four-time Olympic medalist Krista Pärmäkoski. The 29-year-old Finn, who is entering her 13th season on the World Cup level, is aiming for gold again at the 2021 FIS World Championships...

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The Madshus Redline 3.0 is no less than a small revolution three years in the making. There are huge changes under the hood on the new Redline 3.0 models headed for retailers this season. Madshus engineers explain what’s under the top coat of the all-new Redline 3.0 models. The new Redline models are the result of intense product development, rigorous testing and an open-mindedness to question established methods and principles of ski construction and manufacturing,...

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Madshus World Cup racer Lucas Bögl puts in up to 30 hours a week in preparation for the is preparing for the 2020-21 season. Check out his favorite workout. The 30-year-old from Holzkirchen in Bavaria is entering his fourth season with the German national A-team, and with the 2021 FIS Nordic World Championships on home turf in February-March, Bögl is training hard to take his performance all the way to the podium this season. “I...