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Cross-Country Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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dcro    781
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

275 FIS points for Samir Azzimani of Morocco today, bringing the average of his best five results (starting with last season) to 298 :)

https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/results.html?sector=CC&raceid=29697

 

That's great. Not many skiers make it to the Olympics in both alpine and cross-country skiing. :cheer:

 

And it will be the first Morocco's participation in XC skiing since 1992.

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dcro    781

Competing is both XC and alpine skiing is indeed rare. The only other recent example that I can remember is :CRC Arturo Kinch.

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heywoodu    953
14 minutes ago, dcro said:

Competing is both XC and alpine skiing is indeed rare. The only other recent example that I can remember is :CRC Arturo Kinch.

They should try telemark skiing :evil:

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dcro    781
23 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

They should try telemark skiing :evil:

 

I imagine Azzimani will be quite a pro on downhill sections, comparing to the rest of skiers from such nations. :cool:

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heywoodu    953
1 hour ago, dcro said:

What's this? :yikes:@heywoodu

 

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Interesting :d

 

We talked about basically every detail of the race, but I haven't heard a word about this...time to send some messages and wake someone up, we want explanations :spank:

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heywoodu    953
2 hours ago, dcro said:

What's this? :yikes:@heywoodu

 

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Explanation: in the hardest downhill, they all sort of lost control and went out of the course. For Bruna and Mostaço it was only a very short distance outside of the markers (on the outside, so no cutting corners), Gabi and Dominguez were outside of the markers for a while longer before being able to get back, which means they got a yellow card/written reprimand, whereas Bruna and Mostaço got away with a verbal reprimand (they only lost time with this of course anyway).

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heywoodu    953

Meanwhile, my F5 button is nearly broken, waiting for results from Bariloche/Cerro Catedral :p

 

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I really hope Bruna can sort of take revenge after that horror race last week. One small problem: her brand new competition skis were the subject of a logistical mistake, meaning they stayed behind in Chile and she has/had to compete on her training skis today.. 

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heywoodu    953

There we go, 2nd :) 

 

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No idea (yet) what happened to Gabi, that's one big difference...

Also, look at 16 year old Catalina Gonzalez....last year in São Carlos in Brazil she was far behind the rest, but apparently the reports from the training in Bariloche/Cerro Catedral were correct, she improved a whole lot :yikes:

Maria Dominguez has to start watching out for this girl.. 

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heywoodu    953

Photo of yesterday's podium in Cerro Catedral:

 

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Today was a good day for Bruna, a really, really good confidence boost to close out the South American snow season :cheer:

 

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Only 19.2 seconds behind Dominguez who is very familiar with the rather technical course there (where she trains a lot, and Bruna had barely ever trained before), after an exhausting few days/weeks....she said she'd give everything today because it's my birthday and she crossed the finish line nearly dead so that's good :d 

 

Today's podium:

 

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hckosice    695
14 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Photo of yesterday's podium in Cerro Catedral:

 

happy birthday :toast:

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