Gear

Rollerskis – 2017 Gear Guide

If you cross country ski race it’s a solid bet that you train for skiing—or at least think about it—year round. And there’s no better way to train for skiing in the summer than by rollerskiing. So, 80-degree days in early July 2016 saw us testing the latest rollerskis on […]

The Top Step

I once had a coach tell me, “You are getting better…just not fast enough.” I’ve always thought of myself as a very coachable athlete, absorbing every nugget of advice and tackling it with laser, sometimes obsessive, focus. But, despite my measured improvement from year to year, those few words brushed […]

Frictional Partners: On Tour With Dr. Wax

While delving into the origin of the Swix hat (see “Hat Trick” in issue 36.2), I heard that Leif Torgersen had died. Harald Bjerke confirmed it in a touching email: “Leif died in January 2012, 68 years old, completely unexpectedly after skiing 30km, taking a nap and planning to ski another […]

Martin Johnsrud Sundby Stripped of 2014/15 World Cup and Tour de Ski Titles Following Court of Arbitration for Sport Ruling

Martin Johnsrud Sundby has been stripped of his 2014/15 World Cup title—one of three he had to his name—as well as his Tour de Ski title from that season. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against Norwegian Cross-Country Skier […]

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