Øystein Pettersen

The Devon Kershaw Show: Swiss showstoppers, with a side of Sausage

Øystein Pettersen, the Norwegian Olympic champion also known as “Pølse,” or “Sausage,” joins the show to break down an epic weekend of racing in Switzerland — and to help Devon and Nat come up with ways to save the World Cup men’s distance racing from permanent Norwegian domination. As always, we’re at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com if you’ve got questions or feedback.  

Summer Success for Sundby, Wins First Race of Blink Festival

Stands crowded with 50,000 cheering spectators. Bibbed athletes clad in shorts and T-shirts clicking by on rollerskis. Competitors representing various countries dousing themselves with bottled water as they cross the finish line. These were among the sights and sounds of the world’s largest summer rollerski-race series, Norway’sjust 10 women.  Slind took the win in a time of 2:20:04.2, while fellow Norwegian Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes claimed second, 2:11.1 minutes back. Belarus’s Yulia Tikhonova completed the women’s...