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The World Cup According to Grande: Greatest show on snow, the January tour

The greatest show on snow coming up this month! MEN: Adelboden, Wengen, Kitzbuhel, Schladming WOMEN: Haus, Flachau, Maribor, Cortina Before I get going on this one I need to take care of some business. I left the US Ski Team last spring but somehow retained the title of Fantasy Football League Commissioner. And I have […]

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NorAm canceled by high winds

The final race of the men’s NorAm circuit stop at Sunday River, Maine was canceled today (Jan. 7) by high winds. The first run of the men’s GS had been completed, but the winds came in stronger and the race jury elected to terminate the race after several delays. The next races on the men’s […]

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Late starters fastest in Haus training

HAUS IM ENNSTAL, Austria – The late starters in Thursday’s downhill training run in Haus im Enstaal got a rare taste of … if not victory, then at least the confidence that comes with leading a training run. French racer Marion Rolland led for most of the run, which began with a thick fog and […]

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Road blog: A word from the World Cup

HAUS IM ENNSTAL, Austria – Traveling on the World Cup gives me new appreciation for how strong these women racers are. And not just mentally. My one ski bag, carry-on and duffel on wheels easily weighs more than I do and that’s about a tenth of what these girls haul around with them wherever they […]

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Tour de Ski: Rickardsson, Kowalczyk win day six

Sweden’s Daniel Rickarsson and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk won the sixth stage of the FIS Tour de Ski today (Jan .7) in Cortina/Toblach, Italy.  Rickardsson finished the 10 km individual start race in 23:14.5, 1.7 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic’s Lukas Bauer in second. Bauer held the lead until the last few meters when Rickardsson […]

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Cross Country: Randall, Southam take U.S. titles

ANCHORAGE, (Dec. 6) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was on it for the home crowd as she continued her sweep of events, pulling in her third title of the 2010 ConocoPhillips U.S. Cross Country Championships, and 13th title overall during the women’s 20K classic in Anchorage Wednesday. James Southam (Anchorage) won the men’s 30K to mark […]

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Norway controls NorAm GS

Scandinavia might want to think about it’s own Continental Cup series. Scandinavians controled the NorAm GS at Sunday River Wednesday (Jan.6) with Norwegians claiming three of the top four slots and Sweden and Finland posting additional top 10 placings. Iver Bjerkestrand got the win, seven hundredths in front of Markus Nilsen with Canadian Tyler Nella […]

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Razzoli pounces on Zagreb slalom win as Herbst falters

The Italian slalom skiers pounced on the opportunity as Giuliano Razzoli and Manfred Moelgg grabbed first and second in the men’s night slalom at Zagreb, Croatia Wednesday (Jan. 6) when first run leader Reinfried Herbst had an error at the worst possible place on the Crveni Spust course and dropped to fifth. Frenchman Julien Lizeroux […]

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Wengen, Flachau pass FIS snow control tests

The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced today (Jan.6) that upcoming men’s World Cup races in both Wengen, Switzerland  and Flachau, Austria will happened as planned as both areas passed snow control conditions reviews.  The Flachau men’s slalom will be held Jan. 12. The men of the World Cup will arrive in Wengen for downhill training […]

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Follis, Northug win Tour de Ski day five

The FIS Tour de Ski continued today (Jan. 6) as the eight-leg tour made its way to Cortina/ Toblach, Italy. Italian Arianna Follis and Norway’s Petter Northug took today’s victories. Follis gave the home crowed more than enough to cheer about as she took the win on the 17 km long course from Tre Cime […]

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