Skip to content

{ Monthly Archives } June 2011

Canadian World Cup Splits

Last time I looked at some split timing data for Americans in World Cup races. Let’s do the same with our neighbors to the north:

Tagged , ,

US World Cup Split Times

Visualizing split times is trickier than it seems. You have data from an array of different situations that arguably aren’t terribly comparable. We all know that mass start and pursuit races play out very differently than interval start races. It may also be difficult to compare split times from a Tour de Ski prologue to […]

Tagged , , , , ,

Follow-Up On Kikkan Randall

As a quick follow up from my earlier post this week on Kikkan Randall’s chances of winning sprint World Cup overall title next season, a more detailed graph (click for full version): This shows the difference in finishing place between Randall and several top sprinters when they’ve raced head-to-head in sprint races over time. Values […]

Tagged , ,

Can Kikkan Randall Win The Sprint WC Title?

With the slew of high profile retirements among female sprinters this year, American skiing fans have been quick to note that the two women ahead of Randall on the overall sprint WC podium this season won’t be returning next year. Clearly, this is an opportunity, but how significant an opportunity is it? Overall WC point […]

Tagged , , , ,

Biathlon Season Recap: North American Women

I wrote this a while back, intending to pen similar posts for the men, but never got around to it, mainly because I’ve been working on other stuff (Statistical Skier related, but different…). But since I made the graphs, I thought I’d share them even if I never get around to the men’s post… Let’s […]

Tagged , , , , , ,

Career Retrospective: Jens Arne Svartedal

Another accomplished specialist, Jens Arne Svartedal, is retiring as well. While no slouch in distance events, he had more success in sprinting. But his real specialty was classic skiing. My records show 25 WC level podium finishes for him, 7 in distance events and 18 in sprints. That includes his WSC Gold medal in the […]

Tagged , , ,

Mystery Skier: Revealed

As at least one reader correctly guessed, the skier I was referring to in my previous post was Johann M├╝hlegg. Probably the biggest hint there was the implication that I was talking about a skier who continued racing after ~1998-1999 and reached the podium after that time. Or in his case perhaps we should say […]

Tagged ,