- Feb 15, 2011
Its ski season again! My first question: has anyone seen what the uniforms will be like for this year? I've seen some pretty awful potential Norway ones...
There has been at least one Danish skier participating in the men's World Cup in recent years. Can't remember his name right now. Oh, and his skis were waxed by the Finnish waxing team. And yes, he got his *** kicked by just about everyone.RedheadDane said:Aaaah... time to get our asses kicked*!
*Of course you could argue that we won't get anything kicked, coz I don't even think we're competing!
Marie Dorin-Habert must be the best biathlete on the scene without a career win for sure... well, or Simon Fourcade, who has been robbed a few times, most notably that crazy Hochfilzen sprint last year when the weather went from chronically bad to not-too-bad, and Simon shot clear and skied fast in dreadful conditions, only to be overtaken by a bunch of guys who did alright in the best conditions later.Nastyy said:In biathlon I think it will be the same old song and dance. Hopefully the French women have improved their skiing and can challenge for the wins that have been missing due to their poor skiing.
And now that Magdalena is gone, I just wish it won't be all Domracheva.
I was getting my hopes up after Beito... all in vain, probably.Libertine Seguros said:It looks like the Marit Bjørgen World Cup has begun business as usual.
And M.Fourcade's performance was embarrassing for all of biathlon.jsem94 said:Richardsson had a fall into the woods... but he still clocked a good time, so his form is on the right track. Olsson was a disappointment, as was Cologna.
Wasn't it Garmin who had the whole gluten-free-diet thing?Tyler'sTwin said:Team Sky present their latest signing.
Miriam whined about feeling heavy last season. German papers are saying she has been diagnosed with wheat & lactose sensitivity and has lost quite a bit of weight. Her off-season hasn't been all gluten- and lactose-free roses however. She had major dental surgery in april to replace her titanium jaw implant which was causing inflammation. From what I gather, she had a 2nd painful surgery in the summer, following an infection, and lost some training as a result.
Ey, Fourcade was great for 10km, just blew up completely in the last 5. Last year Svendsen and Håfsas entered disappointingly in the 15k at the first XC meet, but Svendsen pulled back a gap of over a minute in the relay. Lars Berger was successful, but then Lars Berger has always been one of the best skiers around when it comes to technique and adapting between XC and biathlon. Among the women, Tora Berger was about 5th at the first XC meet last year, and was probably about fourth fastest woman on average last year (I don't have the stats to hand, but would expect Neuner, Domracheva and Mäkäräinen to be ahead of her over the course of a season).Tyler'sTwin said:I was getting my hopes up after Beito... all in vain, probably.
And M.Fourcade's performance was embarrassing for all of biathlon.
Cologna usually doesn't start out the season that strong. He gets his points in the mid-late season in the form of the TdS and all the other races around then.jsem94 said:Richardsson had a fall into the woods... but he still clocked a good time, so his form is on the right track. Olsson was a disappointment, as was Cologna.
Quite surprising, that one. I had heard that he had improved during the summer, but didn't expect him to be faster than Fourcade...After all, he was amongst the slowest last year. Seems like his improvement in speed has caused a decrease in accuracy, though.Libertine Seguros said:And how about Henrik L'Abee-Lund's ski times?