Monday, April 19, 2021

Cancellations impact title races with officials hopeful for SG

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Let the debates begin. With the final World Cup downhill of the season canceled and additional weather challenges expected for tomorrow’s super G, every...

When WC Finals are weather-threatened, cancellations carry a heavy weight

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It’s often forgotten that prior to 2005, there were no World Cup Finals. Season titles were claimed at various times and venues when the...

Can Pinturault finally seal the deal?

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At 29 years old, Frenchman Alexi Pinturault has been recognized as the best four-event skier on the World Cup for the last half-dozen years....

Flying high: Vlhova, team hitch ride to Åre on gov’t plane

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Springtime is crunch time. The calendar is packed. Travel miles are mounting. Legs are heavy. Focus is ephemeral. We're at the point in the...

Vlhova’s homecoming: Slovak needs a good weekend to stay in overall hunt

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This weekend, Petra Vlhova will head to the slope she knows better than anyone to try to regain control over her campaign to deliver...

Crunching the numbers on men’s speed titles ahead of Saalbach

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Come springtime, it’s all about the narrowing path to World Cup finals. Who will make the cut? Just the top-25 ranked skiers go in...

Breezy Johnson could become the 3rd American to win a downhill title

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I’ve had to read and re-read this sentence a few times to believe it myself: Breezy Johnson could very well win the 2021 downhill...

Placing bets on women’s slalom? Follow the numbers

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There should be only one lead for the women’s slalom preview: The numbers don’t lie. In the last five years of women’s World Cup slalom,...

Is Shiffrin’s best yet to come?

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Is Mikaela Shiffrin entering the world championship giant slalom on a rising tide? That’s what I’ve been asking myself following her performances that led...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Course tactics

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Lindsey Vonn: I wanted to end my career at Cortina worlds

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In an ideal world, I would be competing in a ski race for the final time this weekend - in the downhill at the...

Men’s SG: A journey into the unknown

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It’s exceedingly rare that a world championship speed event takes place on entirely unfamiliar territory. But that will be precisely the scenario the men...

With deep field, women’s super G set to lead off world champs in Cortina

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The good news for the Cortina 2021 world championships is, as of yet, there has been no fire nor brimstone. But here’s a checklist...

Taylor: I have another ski racing hero

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Back in December, I wrote an article titled, Parker Biele is My Hero, in which I expressed my admiration for this young ski racer...

Under scheduling pressure, Garmisch speed events face sloppy conditions

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So far this season, the men’s World Cup downhill tour has spanned 10.22 miles and dropped 14,455 feet over five races. The best have...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Airtime

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Tour of ‘fairytale meadows’ continues for men’s slalom circuit

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It’s been one of the most unconventional and unpredictable slalom seasons I can ever recall — or maybe the word is sullied? Three out of...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Going fast on the flats

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

ELITEAM Weekly Winter Workouts: episodes 1-3

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Get caught up on the first three episodes of Weekly Winter Workouts from ELITEAM coach and Olympian Doug Lewis. Episode 1: Coach Doug leads...

Taylor: An epidemic of injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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I’m sure I’m not the only follower of all things ski racing to observe what appears to be a spate of serious injuries among...

Women’s overall battle heats up ahead of Crans Montana

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The biggest news for the coming weekend of women’s races in Crans Montana, Switzerland, is that the greatest speed skier of all time will...

Revealing the final resting place of the Kitzbuehel ‘Rookie Rock’ (plus a race preview)

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Alan Lauba with the Rookie Rock. Photo: Doug Lewis There is bygone tradition among the U.S. downhill team that underscores the reverence downhillers have...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Finding time out of the start gate

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Tough test for Shiffrin in Kranjska Gora GS

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While the elements conspired to replace two of the most difficult men’s World Cup slaloms with more user-friendly editions in Flachau, Austria, the degree...

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