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The typical plot line never materialized. Norway's Petter Northug was supposed to spend the first several laps back in 25th and then surge to the front for the victory in the final 100 meters at World Cup Finals in Sweden. Instead, Northug's teammate Eldar Rønning salvaged a tough season with a surprise 15-kilometer classic mass start victory, posting a time of 43:26 minutes on the 2015 World Championships course.

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All 2012 FIS World Cup Finals coverage is brought to you through the generous support of Fischer Sports USA, proud sponsors of Kikkan Randall, 2012 overall Sprint Cup Champion. STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Racing in the final sprint of the year, Eirik Brandsdal (NOR) held his own type of skiathlon, splitting his four times around the Royal Palace evenly between double pole and striding. There are no medals awarded for such versatility, but Brandsdal left with all...

While I have literally no idea how to actually pronounce this weekends' World Cup venue, there is no doubt in my mind that Poland will put on a show.There are also loads of questions swirling about performances, at least in my mind.Here are a few of th...

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Davos, Switzerland — The Russians are coming. On a beautiful blue-sky day in Davos, Switzerland, Russian sprint-specialist Alexey Petukhov picked up his first win of the season in the 1.5 k sprint freestyle World Cup. Petukhov skied clear of the competition, leaving Swedes Teodor Petersen and Emil Joensson scrambling for second and third, respectively. While Petter Northug (NOR) crushed the field by nearly a minute in the 30 k on Saturday and was considered by many...

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Warm temperatures have plagued the World Cup all season long, but the city sprint in Düsseldorf, Germany, has always been a lock on the calendar. On Friday, 13° C temperatures and rain pelted down on the German city, which overlooks the Rhine River. This weekend’s races mark the 10th year in which Düsseldorf has hosted the city sprints on man-made snow, but the production of the course seemed to have met its match in the adverse weather...

Sweden 2009-2010 Nations Cup Ranking: 3rd (6793 pts) 2010-2011 Nations Cup Ranking: 2nd (7660 pts) Men: 3rd (4067 pts) Women: 2nd (3593 pts) 2011/2012 World Cup Team Men Anders Soedergren Johan Olsson Jens Eriksson Emil Joensson Teodor Petersen Robin Bryntesson Calle Halfvarsson Marcus Hellner Daniel Richardsson Women Ida Ingemarsdotter Maria Rydqvist Hanna Falk Hanna Brodin Sara Lindborg Magdalena Pajala Jennie Oeberg Charlotte Kalla Anna Haag   What You May Have Missed Last Season The Swedes...

Short courses, long courses, steep hills, flats, dicey corners: you name it, and Emil Joensson will ski it. In Lahti, Finland on Sunday, the Swede raced to his fifth World Cup sprint victory in seven starts this season, with Eirik Brandsdal (NOR) in second and his teammate Paal Golberg in third. Joensson’s win secured his second straight title in the World Cup sprint standings—which at this point is a merely a restatement of the obvious...

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Marcus Hellner (SWE) left the Vancouver Olympics with the same number of gold medals as Petter Northug (NOR), but entering the 2011 World Championships all the hype has been focused on the Norwegian star. Admittedly, it was Northug who captured the bronze in the sprint event at those Games, and has more than his share of World Cup sprint victories. Hellner, on the other hand, despite his many successes, has yet to top the podium...

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Just seven months after knee surgery, Norway’s Eirik Brandsdal had no business gunning for the podium in a classic sprint in late January. But knees were all but unnecessary in Sunday’s race in Estonia, which saw every single one of the six men in the finals forgoing kick wax on a tame course. Brandsdal rode his skate gear to third place in qualifying, two seconds behind his teammate Ola Vigen Hattestad, then just pipped Hattestad...

Devon Kershaw (CAN) thought he had his first World Cup victory. His powerful move over the top of the last climb paid off, and he came screaming down into the stadium with a gap on none other than defending Sprint Cup champion Emil Joensson (SWE) and former overall World Cup champion Dario Cologna (SUI). But Joensson, perhaps the best pure sprinter in the world, can never be counted out. The Swede came charging back, and...