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WSC Women’s 30k Recap

Finally, someone manages to beat Marit Bjørgen. If I’d had to pick who was most likely to pull it off, I actually would have bet on either Justyna Kowalczyk or Therese Johaug. Kowlaczyk is probably the consensus choice, but based on some of the commentary I’ve read so far, I feel like I’m less surprised […]

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Race Snapshot: WSC Men’s 50k

Nice job Alex Harvey! On some level I’m sure it’s disappointing to not be on the podium, but still, a heck of a race. Very tight race, so FIS points aren’t an ideal measure, of course.

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Race Snapshot: WSC Women’s 30k

Wow, what a performance by Therese Johaug today! Of course, FIS points might be a tad misleading for many of the skiers as a result:

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WSC Men’s 15km Classic: North Americans

Once again nothing spectacular from the North Americans, but nothing truly horrible either. Here are the Americans: That’s a pretty average race for Freeman. His best efforts this season have been just above -2, which would likely have just put him in the top ten today, and I mean that literally: he would have been […]

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WSC Men’s 15km Classic Recap

It’s days like this that I point to when people ask if I can use all my skiing data to predict race results. The simple truth is that nothing does a great job of predicting ski racing results beyond the level of common sense, because you get days like this on a fairly regular basis. […]

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Does Lukas Bauer Ski Better Early In Major Events?

I noticed an interesting tidbit in a FasterSkier article the other day previewing today’s men’s 15km classic race. Towards the end, it mentioned that “Bauer also often does better in his first event in a major event.” Obviously, Bauer had a pretty bad race today, his first of the event, but that doesn’t mean he […]

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Race Snapshot: WSC Men’s 15km Classic

Another strong day for the Finns; lots of big names way down the results sheet today. Sounds like there may have been some waxing issues at play for some of them.

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