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Cross-Country Skiing 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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dcro    1,762
4 hours ago, heywoodu said:

I had a feeling it was something like that, which would make sense. Well damn, then it's 99% impossible for Bruna to not have to do the qualifying race and also quite certain she will have to qualify for the 10k the hard way in order to compete against Jacqueline Mourão for the first time :p 

 

Can't they do that on any other FIS race? :p And WCh is going to be in classic style... Quite irrelevant if Olympics are concerned.

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heywoodu    2,027
8 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Can't they do that on any other FIS race? :p And WCh is going to be in classic style... Quite irrelevant if Olympics are concerned.

No, because Mourão mostly competes in Canada (I'm guessing especially next month she will, since that's where she got the best FIS points in her career last year). After the Sochi Olympics she hasn't competed anywhere outside North America, whereas the rest of the Brazilians have FIS races (on rollerskis) in São Carlos in October and November. 

 

And true, but it's not about the Olympics...it's about Bruna wanting to beat Mourão in a direct fight :p 

I'm guessing there's not a whole lot of time for that anymore (Mourão isn't the youngest and I wouldn't be surprised if she retires after Pyeongchang), so the world champs are the perfect opportunity :d 

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hckosice    1,184

Alena Procházková winning first point(s) of WC season already in the first race :clap: 25th in the Ruka sprint qualifications with BIB 37 and advance for the QF. our Cross-country participation already saved also for the next World Cups season, well done Alena :yes

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heywoodu    2,027

Huge sprinting talent Johannes Klaebo of Norway sets the fastest time in qualifying :bowdown:

 

Third place for Estonian Marko Kilp, who seems to be quite a weird kind of athlete. In his previous 15 attempts, he has qualified for the knock-out stage only once..and how, by finishing 3rd in the Liberec 2013 qualifying. And now all of a sudden he gets another 3rd place out of the complete blue :d 

 

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heywoodu    2,027

No final for Oestberg and Bjoergen, Nilsson beats Falla in the final :d

 

Now it's time for the men's final and I think we might just see the first World Cup victory of a new phenomenal cross-country skier..the way Klaebo has been flying up the hill before the last turn is amazing. 

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heywoodu    2,027

Alright, Klaebo was more or less empty, but he still fought his way to his first World Cup podium :)

 

Nice win for Golberg! 

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Federer91    194

Great debut for Klaebo. :yes The inexperience cost him the win, but the future is very bright for him. Goldberg as a reserve getting the win shows once again how monstrous team Norge is. :)

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heywoodu    2,027
5 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

Great debut for Klaebo. :yes The inexperience cost him the win, but the future is very bright for him. Goldberg as a reserve getting the win shows once again how monstrous team Norge is. :)

Exactly that, I think he was a little too eager to dominate all the heats before the final :p 

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hckosice    1,184

Nilsson and Golberg winners in Ruka season opener

Stina Nilsson SWE wins in Ruka

Stina Nilsson SWE wins in Ruka

 

Stina Nilsson of Sweden and Paal Golberg of Norway have won the opening competitions of the Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country 2016-17 season in Ruka, Finland.  Snow fell throughout the competition creating challenging conditions for the athletes as they raced around the 1.4 km course.  As the heats progressed the final climb back to the stadium saw the competitors in the herringbone technique unable to stay in the tracks.  Both Nilsson and Golberg managed the climb each round and proved strongest on the final stretch to the finish.  

 

For Nilsson it was her first ever win in classic technique.  Just one year ago she took second place to Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla but got her revenge today with Falla taking second place.  In third was Heidi Weng of Norway.  

 

On the men's side Paal Golberg of Norway who learned just 3 days ago that he would be traveling to Ruka took the first win of the season.

 

Golberg who trains outside the National Team was brought to Ruka in replacement for Petter Northug Jr in the sprint and recorded his 4th World Cup victory.  In second place from Sweden was Calle Halfvarsson grabbing his first ever World Cup podium in a classic sprint.  In third place another Norwegian reserve made good on his opportunity to start in Ruka.  Johannes Klaebo the young rising star on the team was announced Tuesday as the replacement for an ill Eirik Brandsdal, and captured his first ever World Cup podium.  

 

Competition resumes tomorrow with 10/15 km interval start competitions. 

 

Full Results and Cup Standing available in Totallympics Results Database

 

 

 

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hckosice    1,184

Another very nice performance of Alena Procházková :) very very pleasant surprise in this seasons start, it looks she will win points also in first distance seasons WC event. Bravo Alena :cheer:

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hckosice    1,184
8 minutes ago, hckosice said:

Another very nice performance of Alena Procházková :) very very pleasant surprise in this seasons start, it looks she will win points also in first distance seasons WC event. Bravo Alena :cheer:

 

well, maybe not :d but it was very close, still very good race today from Alena

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