LatestNews Archive - December, 2007

vankids.jpg Monday, December 31 A Spectacular Day for Nordic Skiers - By: VANOC
December 15, 2007 was an extraordinary day for one young cross-country skier. Sporting bib number one, and opting to leave his poles at home, five-year-old Liam Espedido was the first cross-country skier across the start line of the Coast Cup #1 race at Whistler Olympic Park... [
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dave in prolouge Sunday, December 30 Kershaw with Bad Luck Still Sits 16th
After qualifying a very impressive 5th in today’s Prague stage 3 sprint race, Devon Kershaw was unable to move beyond the opening round, having broken a pole on the narrow city course... [
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logo_haut.jpg Sunday, December 30 Victory in Prague for Follis and Morilov – Bjoergen and Oestensen in golden bib - By:
The Italian Arianna Follis and 21-year-old Nikolay Morilov (RUS) won the first Sprint race of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear, held in the free technique in Prague... [
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Sunday, December 30 450 Skiers Head to 2008 XC Championships - By:
Good snow, World Cup and Junior World Championships start slots plus another big field of competitors should equal intense competitions for the 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championships, starting New Year's Day at Michigan Tech... [
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Mass Start Saturday, December 29 Tour Pursuit Play by Play
Saturday's tour de ski pursuit start play-by-play... [
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Devon Saturday, December 29 Athlete Excerpts: Kershaw's Korner
After all the prep, mental energy and physical work that has gone into preparing for this event, the biggie of the year for the World’s top athletes... [
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Dave starts in the tour Friday, December 28 Tour Prolog Play-By-Play
A play by play call of the race as it's being braodcast live.... [
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logo_haut.jpg Friday, December 28 Women's Tour de Ski Prologue Results
Virpi Kuitunen began defense of her Tour de Ski title in the right way by posting a dominating victory in the 3km classic prologue in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic... [
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Rhonda Jewett cornering in the final Friday, December 28 INDi 2010 Team Update
Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful time of year. Canada is having a glorious year for snow, everyone seems to be skiing up a storm and spending lots of time in winter wonderland... [
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Thursday, December 27 2008 Masters World Cup: Snow Base and Skier Excitement Keep Building
With 10 weeks to go until the start of the 2008 Masters World Cup presented by Blackhawk (March 1-7, 2008 in McCall, Idaho), both snow base and skier excitement is building by the week... [
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logo_haut.jpg Wednesday, December 26 Tour de Ski Competitor Summary
The Tour de ski home page is providing summaries for all competing nations and their athletes. Read what they had to say about this years Canadian tour contingent... [
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crawf.jpg Wednesday, December 26 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw
Rybinsk seems nothing more than a distant memory now. It was a whirlwind of a tour, flying in on a Thursday evening, and leaving just as quickly on a Sunday directly after the sprint competitions... [
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logo_haut.jpg Monday, December 24 Vegard Ulvang Blogs on the Tour de Ski - By:
First of all, my congratulations to our Race Director Jürg Capol and his Michaela who gave birth to their second child two weeks ago... [
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The podium couple Monday, December 24 Three Days Until Tour de Ski
The second annual Tour de Ski will begin on December 28th in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. The tour will finish nine days later on January 6th in Val di Fiemme, Italy... [
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trackadvice.jpg Sunday, December 23 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
After an exciting 4 weeks on the World Cup circuit I am Canmore-bound for Christmas. This Saturday, Dec 22nd at 1pm there'll be a town get-together at the Civic Centre as we're going to hang my Olympic medal up there to be shared with the town for a while... [
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nor1.jpg Friday, December 21 Madeleine Williams and Alex Harvey selected to Canada World Cups January 2008 - By: Cross Country Canada
As the Canadian FIS Regional Series leaders for the first World Cup period and in accordance with the NST selection criteria 8.7.d, Madeleine Williams and Alex Harvey have been selected for all events at the January 2008 World Cup events in Canmore... [
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Friday, December 21 Sandra Keith Thrilled with top-15 Personal Best Performance - By: Biathlon Canada
Sandra Keith's 11th place finish on Saturday in the women's 7.5 km sprint was something she has been working towards for a long time. The 27-year-old veteran from Calgary was over the top with her result... [
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2007 US Nationals Women's 5km Classic Podium Wednesday, December 19 Randall recaps win - By:
Two days later, two-time Olympian Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) - the first U.S. woman and only the second American to win a cross country World Cup race - said Tuesday she looks forward to leading other American skiers to similar success... [
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Dasha Gaiazova on her way to winning the 10km Tuesday, December 18 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw, Dasha Gaiazova
It's over. The 30km, the first of the year for me is a done deal. Russia so far rules. The accoms are freaking sweet, the food good, the courses great, and the crowds are totally amazing... [
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nor1.jpg Monday, December 17 Harvey and Williams Win Haywood NorAm in Blizzard - By: Cross Country Canada
VAL CARTIER, QC— A day of rest is all that Alex Harvey (29.41.5) required to regenerate his batteries as he battled a large field of senior skiers and a winter blizzard en-route to a decisive victory in the mass start 10 km classic event at Val Cartier, Quebec... [
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Kikkan Randall wins Rybinsk World Cup Sprint, December 2007 Sunday, December 16 Randall Wins World Cup Sprint in Russia - By:
American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), who posted the first ever U.S. women's World Cup cross-country podium last January, produced the first U.S. women's victory Sunday... [
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Devon Kershaw in Finland Saturday, December 15 Kershaw 12th in Rybinsk World Cup
Devon Kershaw turned in the best distance World Cup result of his career in the a 30km skate today in Rybinsk, Russia. Even more impressive was the fact that Kershaw was less than 6 seconds behind the winner in what was a mad scramble to the finish... [
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Saturday, December 15 Nishikawa and Stephen take NorAm Pursuits in Quebec - By: CCC
While it took Graham Nishikawa close to 19 km to break away from Robin McKeever and Dan Roycroft in the men's 20 km pursuit all it took was a change of skis and technique for Elizabeth Stephen of the US Ski Team... [
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Perianne Jones ended the day in 3rd. Thursday, December 13 Widmer and Jones Score NorAm Sprint Wins
Canada’s Phil Widmer and Perianne Jones won their first gold medals of the season on the Haywood NorAm cross-country ski series in Val Cartier, Que., on Thursday... [
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Robin Clegg Thursday, December 13 Clegg Matches Best-ever Canadian Men's Biathlon Result - By: Biathlon Canada
After contemplating retirement last spring, and at risk of losing his start position on the World Cup circuit due to poor results, Canada’s Robin Clegg proved to the world he still belongs... [
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The Open Women final with Perianne, Sarah, and Rhonda Wednesday, December 12 Canadian NorAm Series Continues Thursday
The NorAm series continues this week at the Val Cartier military base, just north of Quebec City. The 3 race series, which closely mirrors the last three races in Canmore, kicks off with a skate sprint on Thursday... [
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Tuesday, December 11 SuperTour Finds Tough Trails in Bozeman - By:
The second stop on the USSA Cross Country SuperTour schedule brought victory and three other podiums for U.S. Ski Team racers... [
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Ivan launching out of the transition, followed closely by Roycroft Sunday, December 9 Williams, Babikov Win NorAm Classic Races
Both Madeleine Williams (Edmonton Nordic) and Ivan Babikov (Foothills Nordic) put together strong performances to win their respective categories during the final Canmore NorAm race... [
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Scott and Renner, 2005 World Cup in Canmore Saturday, December 8 Renner 38th, Kershaw 35th in Davos
In her first international race since becoming a mother, Sara Renner marked her return to the World Cup by finishing a very promising 38th in today's 10km classic... [
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The Open Women final with Perianne, Sarah, and Rhonda Saturday, December 8 Photos and Results from the NorAm Sprint in Canmore
The NorAm skate sprint held today at the Canmore Nordic Centre provided another opportunity for racers to test themselves on trails that will be used during the up-coming Canadian World Cup stop... [
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tara.jpg Friday, December 7 Whitten 10th in Bejing World Cup
Tara Whitten of Edmonton improved on her recent world cup track cycling debut with a 10th place finish in Bejing today.... [
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Ivan, Chris, and Dan break open the field on the 3rd lap. Thursday, December 6 NorAM Series Continues with 10/15km Pursuit
Ivan Babikov (Foothills Nordic) continued to show his strength in distance races and Tasha Betcherman (INDi2010 Racing Team) dominated the women's field today in Canmore... [
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squ.jpg Thursday, December 6 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw
Whoa! I’ve dropped the ball with the update here. Training and basking in the central European sun here in Switzerland has changed my priorities slightly, and Kuusamo and the four dark weeks of Scandinavia seem a distant nightmare. That said, Kuusamo needs to be discussed, so read on! ... [
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Haywood Securities Wednesday, December 5 Haywood Report: Life from the Sidelines - By: Brittany Webster
Now that the race season has started, I’ve gotten to see it from a bit of a different perspective. As many of you know, I broke my leg in late August and since then haven’t been able to join the team on their travels... [
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kris_freeman.jpg Tuesday, December 4 Freeman interview following World Cup 5th place
YouTube video of Kris Freeman following his 5th place finish in this past weekends Kuusamo 15km classic race... [
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dave.jpg Monday, December 3 David Nighbor Muscles Out Victory in Teck Cominco Sprint Race - By: Cross Country Canada
VERNON, B.C.—Canada’s David Nighbor sprinted his way into the winner’s circle at the Haywood NorAm Series at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club near Vernon, B.C. on Sunday... [
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Chris Freeman frosted over by the fresh snow. Sunday, December 2 Freeman 5th in Kuusamo, Kershaw 16th
The North American contingent continued it's spectacular weekend in Kuusamo today, as American Kris Freeman followed up on Andrew Newell's 4th place sprint finish with a 5th in the 15km classic race. Freeman was just 7.1 seconds from the silver medal. Canadian Devon Kershaw also scored the World Cup... [
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Sean Crooks takes it to the field in his heat. Saturday, December 1 Kuusamo World Cup Results
It was a tough day for the Canadian men and women racing in Kuusamo, as none of the starters were able to qualify in the top-30 and advance to the head-to-head rounds... [
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Dasha Gaiazova on her way to winning the 10km Saturday, December 1 Photos and Results from the Sovereign NorAm
Although a little over a week later than expected, the Canadian NorAm series got underway today at Sovereign Lakes Nordic ski club... [
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