Colby College President William D. “Bro” Adams donned spandex to complete a ceremonial 2-kilometer parade lap around his college’s new home trails this weekend.
Colby President William D. “Bro” Adams will be forerunning one of the first-ever competitions at the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville this weekend — his way of punctuating the completion of a trail system that he hopes will be a draw for both his college and the surrounding community.
Lenny Valjas earned the elusive first podium of the season for the Canadians, placing third behind Finn Hagen Krogh (NOR) and Federico Pellegrino (ITA) in the Tour de Ski freestyle sprint.
Want to win a race at World Championships or the Olympics? Then you might want to stay away from the top step of the Tour de Ski podium.
Québec World Cup organizer Patrice Drouin is full of ideas. That’s how he convinced FIS to award Québec City its first World Cup and integrate a jump for the first time on the sprint course. Next on his agenda: a North American World Cup every year.
With flair and good humor, Austrian Harald Wurm finished his quarterfinal in Saturday’s Quebec City sprint, scootering across the line on one ski after his binding detached in a crash.
Alex Harvey, the only team member out of 28 Canadian starters to advance to the knockout rounds, was eliminated in his quarterfinal heat in Saturday’s sprint in Quebec City.
“Today is as good or better, probably, than I felt or finished in any sprint last year,” said U.S. sprinter Andy Newell after racing to fifth place in Quebec City on Saturday.
Despite 28 starters, the Canadians only managed to advance a single skier to the heats in the Quebec City individual sprint, disappointing a raucous hometown crowd.
At the top of a hill in Quebec City on Friday were the parents and brother of American sprint star Kikkan Randall; nearby was a retired ski coach on his “fantasy tour” of the World Cup.
Friday’s team sprint in Quebec put a premium on endurance—endurance that Canadian Chandra Crawford said she was lacking, as her team failed to advance to the finals.
A team sprint win by Kazakhs Denis Volotka and Nikolay Chebotko was not what thousands of face-painted, flag-clad Canadians came to see Friday – but it was what they got.
The World Cup’s transatlantic swing has upended the typical order on the circuit, and for the first time in years, North Americans will enjoy the perks of racing on their home turf.
Kikkan Randall’s season hasn’t started, but she’s already claimed her first victory: healing the stress fracture in her right foot in time for the first World Cup race of the winter. Randall will compete in Saturday morning’s 10-kilometer freestyle opener in northern Sweden—her first race after several months of modified training, and coming little more than a […]
You can say a lot about Marty Hall—and, in fact, most of it has probably already been said. The former coach of the American and Canadian national cross-country ski teams is an outspoken and prolific observer of the sport today, but that’s nothing new. He famously implied that the Russians were doping at the 1988 […]
Mati Alaver is a legend in Estonia. Alaver, 58, is credited with building his country’s cross-country ski program from scratch following Estonia’s independence in 1991. Over the last two decades, its athletes have won more than 15 major medals at World Championships and Olympic Games—not bad for a country with a population of 1.3 million. […]
What do Vegard Ulvang, Bjørn Dæhlie, Marcus Hellner, Charlotte Kalla, Alex Harvey, and Devon Kershaw have in common? Aside from gold medals from the Olympic Games or World Championships? All of them, at one point or another, were coached by Inge Bråten, a fixture on the World Cup circuit who died last week at the […]
During Stage 7 of the Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy, spectators standing at just the right spot on the race course could have witnessed something surprising enough to make them choke on their cappuccinos: two Swedish fans screaming at the top of their lungs for Kikkan Randall, the American cross-country ski racer. The scene […]
VAL DI FIEMME, Italy – By the time most athletes arrived at the top of the Alpe Cermis on Sunday, in the final stage of the Tour de Ski, they were ready for a nap. Or a massage. Or a beer. Or all of the above. Not Kikkan Randall and Liz Stephen, though. No fewer […]
VAL DI FIEMME, Italy – Tour de Ski winners are all alike; every Tour de Ski loser is a loser in his own way. Petter Northug (NOR), Marcus Hellner (SWE), Devon Kershaw (CAN), Lukas Bauer (CZE)—each had his own problem that torpedoed his hopes for a Tour victory, whether it was bad skis, a broken […]