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The sixth annual Bysprinten took place over the weekend in the small town of Mosjøen, Norway. The town is home to less than 10,000 residents, yet the event manages to attract some of the biggest names in cross-country skiing every year from both Norway and elsewhere in Europe. This year, Petter Northug (NOR), Laurien Van der Graaff (SUI), Øystein Pettersen (NOR), Heidi Weng (NOR) and Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) were among the biggest draws of...

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Stupid, nonsensical, and “completely in the wrong.” Those were the descriptions by elite cross-country skiers and coaches of German sprinter Josef Wenzl’s actions in the Dusseldorf team sprint on Sunday. Wenzl’s his own Wenzl-esque kamikaze attack against Swedish skier Marcus Hellner. “I moved in on him, when there was absolutely no reason to—and we both went down,” Kershaw wrote in an e-mail on Monday. “I had qualified first, and was poised to perhaps slot into...

Emil Joensson (SWE) reminded the ski world that despite recent strong distance results, he is still a sprinter first and foremost, outlunging Italian Fulvio Scola at the line to capture the victory in a frantic battle on the streets of Dusseldorf. The 25-year-old defending Sprint Cup Champion added his seventh career World Cup victory, staging an impressive stretch run in the men’s final. Joensson navigated the narrow twisty course with aplomb, not panicking as he...

Norway Nations Cup Ranking: 1st (9899 pts) Men: 1st (5249 pts) Women: 1st (4650 pts) 2010/2011 A Team Men Tord Asle Gjerdalen Petter Northug Eldar Roenning Martin Johnsrud Sundby Kristian Tettli Rennemo Petter Eliassen Simen Oestensen Ola Vigen Hattestad Johan Kjoelstad Eirik Brandsdal Oeystein Pettersen Anders Gloersen John Kristian Dahl Women Marit Bjoergen Astrid Uhrenholt Jacobsen Therese Johaug Marthe Kristoffersen Kristin Stoermer Steira Vibeke Skofterud Celine Brun-Lie Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg Maiken Caspersen Falla Karianne Bjellanes...

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Before this year’s mini-tour in Fort Kent, and even before the inaugural Tour de Ski in 2007, there was the Colorado International Spring Series (CISS) in 2004 and 2005. CISS was a stage race much like those coming into vogue today, and it was one of the first of its kind—if not the very first. Nathan Schultz, now the owner of Boulder Nordic Sport, had the idea for the event, and FasterSkier caught up with...

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Whistler, British Columbia – He had to wait, but Petter Northug finally got to show off his dominating sprint finish against his perennial whipping boy Axel Teichmann.  Northug and teammate Oystein Pettersen won the first gold by the Norwegian men’s cross-country ski team since 2002 in the team sprint competition at Whistler Olympic Park. The high-pressure system that has brought unusually sunny weather to Whistler held out for one more day.  Firm tracks in the...