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Cross-Country Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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This is getting exciting, 4km to go and Tore Berdal has a 25 second lead on a group led by veteran and 2004 winner Anders Aukland.

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Andreas Nygaard, the pre-race favourite, takes the win after an overwhelming show of force in the sprint :bowdown:

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38 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Andreas Nygaard, the pre-race favourite, takes the win after an overwhelming show of force in the sprint :bowdown:

Hmm . I watched some experts on norwegian tv last night , none of them tought Nygaard would win. 

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4 minutes ago, Skijumpingmaster said:

Hmm . I watched some experts on norwegian tv last night , none of them tought Nygaard would win. 

I usually have more faith in the bookmakers, who often are the most neutral in showing the chances :p 

 

He was the main favourite there :) 

 

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Olympic qualification is over, but damn... 140 FIS points for completing 5km in 29 minutes... :p

 

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1 hour ago, dcro said:

Olympic qualification is over, but damn... 140 FIS points for completing 5km in 29 minutes... :p

 

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Perfect proof of why IBU's points system (where points can only be earned in serious international competitions with rarely less than 30-40 athletes) is a million times better than that of FIS :p 

 

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Damir Martin (Rio silver medalist in rowing single sculls) apparently wants to qualify for Beijing in cross-country skiing. Pita disease is spreading. :rolleyes:

 

Besides, how complimentary it must be for the sport of cross-country when basically everyone has seemingly started to think it's the easiest sport to qualify. :lol:

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9 hours ago, dcro said:

Damir Martin (Rio silver medalist in rowing single sculls) apparently wants to qualify for Beijing in cross-country skiing. Pita disease is spreading. :rolleyes:

 

Besides, how complimentary it must be for the sport of cross-country when basically everyone has seemingly started to think it's the easiest sport to qualify. :lol:

It's like the 100m or something in athletics, the basics of simply doing it are really easy to learn :p

 

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By the way, just namedropping here, but Helene-Marie Fossesholm is going to be freakishly good. Only 16 years at the moment and basically dominating everything in Norway that's younger than 20. Oh, she only started real competitions in January. 

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