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2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Rybinsk, Russia: Women’s Skiathlon

Rybinsk is a well known organizer of top level competitions as the World Cup circuit has stopped here every winter. Some new faces and some World Cup regulars will be on the start line in Rybinsk, Russia for the upcoming 3-day World Cup weekend.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Rybinsk, Russia: Men’s Skiathlon

Rybinsk is a well known organizer of top level competitions as the World Cup circuit has stopped here every winter. Some new faces and some World Cup regulars will be on the start line in Rybinsk, Russia for the upcoming 3-day World Cup weekend.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Rybinsk, Russia: Women’s & Men’s Sprint F

Rybinsk is a well known organizer of top level competitions as the World Cup circuit has stopped here every winter. Some new faces and some World Cup regulars will be on the start line in Rybinsk, Russia for the upcoming 3-day World Cup weekend.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Rybinsk, Russia: Women’s 10km F & Men’s 15km F

Rybinsk is a well known organizer of top level competitions as the World Cup circuit has stopped here every winter. Some new faces and some World Cup regulars will be on the start line in Rybinsk, Russia for the upcoming 3-day World Cup weekend.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Otepaa, Estonia: Men’s & Women’s Team Sprint F

This year Otepää hosts individual and team sprints taking place on 17th and 18th of January. The fastest skiers will test their speed and power on a whole new course which has nearly the maximum allowed amount of climbing meters and is one of the hardest for sprinters throughout the World Cup series. Most of the best sprinters from the FIS Cross Country World Cup overall standings will be present.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Otepaa, Estonia: Men’s & Women’s Sprint C

This year Otepää hosts individual and team sprints taking place on 17th and 18th of January. The fastest skiers will test their speed and power on a whole new course which has nearly the maximum allowed amount of climbing meters and is one of the hardest for sprinters throughout the World Cup series. Most of the best sprinters from the FIS Cross Country World Cup overall standings will be present.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup Tour de Ski: Val di Fiemme, Italy: Men’s 9km F & Women’s 9km F

2014–15 FIS Cross-Country World Cup is a multi-race tournament over the season for cross-country skiers. The season begins on 29 November 2014 in Kuusamo, Finland and ends on 15 March 2015 in Oslo, Norway.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup Tour de Ski: Val di Fiemme, Italy: Men’s 15km C & Women’s 10km C

2014–15 FIS Cross-Country World Cup is a multi-race tournament over the season for cross-country skiers. The season begins on 29 November 2014 in Kuusamo, Finland and ends on 15 March 2015 in Oslo, Norway.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup Tour de Ski: Toblach, Italy: Men’s 35km F HSt & Women’s 15km F HSt

The most important stage race in cross-country skiing returns to South Tyrol also this winter. January 7th and 8th the world elite stops at Toblach/Dobbiaco. Dobbiaco is renowned as an international world cup competition venue. It features 120 km of perfectly groomed cross-country tracks.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Tour de Ski: Toblach, Italy: Men’s 10km C & Women’s 5km C

The most important stage race in cross-country skiing returns to South Tyrol also this winter. January 7th and 8th the world elite stops at Toblach/Dobbiaco. Dobbiaco is renowned as an international world cup competition venue. It features 120 km of perfectly groomed cross-country tracks.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup Tour de Ski: Val Müstair, Switzerland: Men’s & Women’s Sprint F

The Tour de Ski stops off in Val Mustair, Switzerland, for the women’s 3km F and men’s 4km F sprint races. The Tour de Ski has been held annually since 2006 in late December and early January and is modeled off of cycling’s grand tours.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup Tour de Ski: Obersdorf, Germany: Women’s 10km C Hst & Men’s 15km C Hst

The Tour de Ski stops off in Obersdorf, Germany for the women’s 10km C Hst and men’s 15km C Hst races. The Tour de Ski has been held annually since 2006 in late December and early January and is modeled off of cycling’s grand tours.

2015 FIS Cross Country World Cup Tour de Ski: Obersdorf, Germany: Women’s 3km F & Men’s 4km F

The Tour de Ski stops off in Obersdorf, Germany for the women’s 3km F and men’s 4km F sprint races. The Tour de Ski has been held annually since 2006 in late December and early January and is modeled off of cycling’s grand tours.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Randall falls in Semifinal

Kikkan Randall (USA), who was the first American woman to win a World Cup cross-country title in 2012, falls in the semifinal race and fails to qualify for the Women’s Sprint.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Pellegrino wins

Federico Pellegrino (ITA) claims his first World Cup win, beating Alexey Petukhov (RUS) by .24 seconds.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Bjoergen wins

Marit Bjoergen (NOR), 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist at Sochi, wins Women’s Sprint by 0.55 seconds. Stina Nilsson (SWE) gets second and Ingvlid Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) claims 3rd 1.12 seconds behind the winner.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Davos, Switzerland: Ladies & Men’s Sprint F

The 2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup circuit stays in Davos next weekend for replacement races due to a lack of snow at La Clusaz, France.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Gloeersen interview

Anders Gloeersen (NOR) talk his surprise winning his first long distance race in the 15km Freestyle.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Gloeersen wins 15k

In his 5th career win Anders Gloeersen leads a Norwegian sweep of the podium, in this second weekend of racing in Davos. Petter Northug was 2nd, 4.8 seconds back and Chris Andre Jespersen was third.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Bjoergen interview

Marit Bjorgen (NOR) talks about getting the win in the 10k Freestyle,in the second weekend at Davos.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Bjoergen wins 10k

In a replacment race, World Cup leader Marit Bjorgen (NOR) gets her third win of the season, 19.9 seconds faster than Nicole Fessel (GER) and Heidi Weng (NOR) was 3rd. Last weekend Bjorgen was 2nd.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Davos, Switzerland: Ladies 10km F & Men’s 15km F

The World Cup circuit stays in Davos next weekend for replacement races due to a lack of snow at La Clusaz, France.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Sundby wins 15k

Martin Sundby (NOR) gets his 3rd win of the season, and increases his World Cup lead by 182 points. Didrik Tonseth (NOR) was 6.6 second back in 2nd and Dario Cologna (SUI) was 3rd.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Johaug interview

Therese Johaug (NOR) talks about winning the 10km.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Johaug wins 10k

Therese Johaug (NOR) gets her 4th win this season, beating Marit Bjorgen (NOR) by 42.5 seconds, but Bjorgen maintains the World Cup lead. Kerttu Niskanen (FIN) was 3rd.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Davos, Switzerland: Ladies 15km C & Men’s 15km C

A total of four races are scheduled to take place December 12-14 in Davos. Traditionally, this includes classic races for women (15km) and men (30km) and a sprint event for each category. However, warm temperatures over the past few weeks and a shortage of snow mean that the long-distance tracks will now have to be shortened.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Sundby interview

World Cup leader Martin Sundby talks about the Norway sweep and chasing down Finn Haagen Krogh for the win today in the 15km.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Sundby wins 15km

For the second straight day, World Cup Martin Sundby leads Finn Haagen Krogh and Sjur Roethe across the line in another podium sweep for Norway.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Bjoergen interviews

World Cup leader Marit Bjoergen (NOR) talks about get a second win this weekend, in the 10km and holding off Therese Johaug (NOR).

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Bjoergen wins 10km

It’s another Norwegian sweep of the podium, this time lead by World Cup leader Marit Bjoergen (NOR) with Therese Johaug in 2nd and Heidi Weng in 3rd.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s 15km C HSt

Last year, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup returned to Lillehammer (NOR) after an 11-year break. This season the world’s best Cross-Country skiers will be back for a stage-event – the Lillehammer Triple. The three-day stage event has the same format as Ruka Triple, which took place in Finland the previous four seasons. The program starts on December 5th with sprint free, and Stage 2 will be Ladies 5 km F and Men 10 km F individual start. Winners of the Lillehammer stage-event will be determined on Sunday after the classic pursuit competitions.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Ladies 10km C HSt

Last year, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup returned to Lillehammer (NOR) after an 11-year break. This season the world’s best Cross-Country skiers will be back for a stage-event – the Lillehammer Triple. The three-day stage event has the same format as Ruka Triple, which took place in Finland the previous four seasons. The program starts on December 5th with sprint free, and Stage 2 will be Ladies 5 km F and Men 10 km F individual start. Winners of the Lillehammer stage-event will be determined on Sunday after the classic pursuit competitions.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Sundby win 10km

Last season’s World Cup winner Martin Johnsrud Sundby gets his first win of the season and scores enough points to take the Cup lead this season. WHile leading a Norwegian sweep of the podium.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Sundby interview

Last season’s World Cup winner Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) talks about getting his first win of the season and claiming the World Cup lead.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Johaug interview

Last year’s World Cup winner Therese Johaug (NOR) talks about getting her second win this season, in the 5km.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Johaug wins 5km

It’s a Norwegian sweep of the podium led by last years World Cup winner Therese Johaug. She finishes .3 seconds faster than Marit Bjoergen and Heidi Weng was third.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s 10km F

Last year, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup returned to Lillehammer (NOR) after an 11-year break. This season the world’s best Cross-Country skiers will be back for a stage-event – the Lillehammer Triple. The three-day stage event has the same format as Ruka Triple, which took place in Finland the previous four seasons. The program starts on December 5th with sprint free, and Stage 2 will be Ladies 5 km F and Men 10 km F individual start. Winners of the Lillehammer stage-event will be determined on Sunday after the classic pursuit competitions.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Ladies 5km F

Last year, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup returned to Lillehammer (NOR) after an 11-year break. This season the world’s best Cross-Country skiers will be back for a stage-event – the Lillehammer Triple. The three-day stage event has the same format as Ruka Triple, which took place in Finland the previous four seasons. The program starts on December 5th with sprint free, and Stage 2 will be Ladies 5 km F and Men 10 km F individual start. Winners of the Lillehammer stage-event will be determined on Sunday after the classic pursuit competitions.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Sprint Interviews

Marit Bjorgen (NOR) and Paal Golberg (NOR) talk about their wins in the second Sprints of the new season.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Bjorgen wins Women’s Sprints

Former Olympic and current World Champ Marit Bjorgen (NOR) is now two for two in the Sprints to start the season, and keeps the World Cup lead as well.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Golberg wins Men’s Sprints

In the second Sprints of the season, Paal Golberg (NOR) claims his third career World Cup win. Beating Alexay Petukhov (RUS) at the line by .24 seconds.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s & Women’s Sprint F

Last year, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup returned to Lillehammer (NOR) after an 11-year break. This season the world’s best Cross-Country skiers will be back for a stage-event – the Lillehammer Triple. The three-day stage event has the same format as Ruka Triple, which took place in Finland the previous four seasons. The program starts on December 5th with sprint free, and Stage 2 will be Ladies 5 km F and Men 10 km F individual start. Winners of the Lillehammer stage-event will be determined on Sunday after the classic pursuit competitions.

Cross Country Ski Records to Beat in 2014/15 Season

FIS Cross-Country News brings you some of the significant milestones and records of Cross-Country Skiing in preparation for the 2014/15 season. Most World Cup Wins It is not likely somebody will break the record of the most World Cup wins in career. Marit Bjørgen clearly tops the rankings with 66 victories. The first active skier […]

U.S. Cross Country Team Named

Kikkan Randall (left) and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members […]

USA Named Most Successful Country at 2012 London Olympics

From left, Michael Phelps , Conor Dwyer , Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens in London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The United States won the award for the most successful country in London after topping the medals table with 104 medals, including 46 gold. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa […]

2014 Mountain Bike World Championship: Cross Country: Absalon wins

In the Men’s Downhill, Riding a full suspension bike for the first time, Julien Absalon (FRA) claims his 5th Championship title (2004-2007, 2014), beating Nino Schurter (SUI) by 1:51.

2014 Mountain Bike World Championship: Cross Country: Pendrel wins

Even with a tire change at the end, Catharine Pendrel (CAN) took home gold in the Cross Country in 1:31:30. Lea Davison (USA) came in 43 seconds behind with bronze.

2014 Mountain Bike World Championship: Cross Country: Pendrel interview

Catharine Pendrel (CAN) talks about taking gold in the Women’s Elite Cross Country event.

2014 World Equestrian Games: Auffarth 2nd in Cross-Country

In Team Event, the Cross-Country jumping stage, Sandra Auffarth, riding Opgun Louvo, for Germany gets the second lowest score on the day and moves Germany into first place.

2014 World Equestrian Games: Fox-Pitt 1st in Cross-Country

In Team Event, the Cross-Country jumping stage, William Fox-Pitt, riding Chilli Morning, scored the lowest on the day, and Team Great Britain moves into 6th.

2014 Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham: Cross-Country: Schurter wins

Nino Schurter (SUI) gets his second straight win this season, but fails to pull away from World Cup leader Julien Absalon (FRA), so with just one race left, it appears he will settle for 2nd place.

2014 Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham: Cross-Country: Schurter interview

Nino Schurter (SUI) talks about getting his second straight win this season, along though his chances for the World Cup, with one race left, are very slim.

2014 Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham: Cross-Country: Neff wins Cup

At 21 years old, Jolanda Neff (SUI) becomes the youngest World Cup winner. Having to battle hard today to take 4th place. Which scored her enough points to win the season, with just one race left.

2014 Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham: Cross-Country: Pendrel interview

Catharine Pendrel (CAN) talks about getting the win today, her first of the season.

2014 Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham: Cross-Country: Pendrel wins

Catharine Pendrel (CAN) gets her first win of the season, beating Tanja Zakelj (SLO) by 29 seconds. It’s her 11th World Cup win, as she is in a tight battle for 2nd this season.

 
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