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Annsi Pentsinen Doogiski over at NordicXplained asked how Pentsinen’s 4.3 second win in qualification on Friday stacks up historically. Quite impressively, it turns out. That’s the second largest qualifying round winning margin for the men’s field in WC, OWG or WSC races. The only larger one was almost 10 years ago, with a 4.7 second [...] Related posts:

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Roland Clara had been second before. On Saturday in Kuusamo, Finland, the Italian looked pretty comfortable in the leader’s chair, bundled in a blanket and flashing a genuine smile. But the men’s 10 k freestyle race on the second day of the Ruka Triple mini-tour was only halfway through. With individual starts staggering the finishes, Clara could see his seat wasn’t permanent. With every checkpoint — 3.1, 6.4 and 8.1 k — his challengers closed...

Petter Northug (NOR), famed for his unmatched finishing kick, fired up the afterburners once again, accelerating out of the final stadium hairpin and into the homestretch. The seconds ticked off the clock, and it seemed impossible that Northug would overtake his challenger. But lifting off the snow with each stride, Northug ate up the final meters, lunging across the line before collapsing in a heap, just two tenths of a second ahead of Roland Clara...

Italy Nations Cup Ranking: 4th (4956 pts) Men: 5th (2226 pts) Women: 5th (2730 pts) 2010/2011 A Team Men Valerio Checchi Roland Clara Giorgio Di Centa Giovanni Gullo David Hofer Thomas Moriggl Dietmar Noeckler Pietro Piller Cottrer Cristian Zorzi Loris Frasnelli Fabio Pasini Renato Pasini Fulvio Scola Women Elisa Brocard Virginia De Martin Topranin Arianna Follis Marianna Longa Silvia Rupil Antonella Confortolla Magda Genuin What you may have missed last season: Just how old the...

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What?  Yeah, that’s right, there are lots of great reasons to be a Nordic skier, but one of them is that there are a whole lot of fit, attractive people wearing spandex.  Here is a list of some of the hottest European skiers on the World Cup.  We may have forgotten a few so feel free to write them into the comment section and we will add them to the list.  We did not want...