Nordic Skiing/Biathlon Thread

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At the very least, Golberg should have TRIED and rather blown up spectacularly.
Embarrasing.
Should never race another leg for Norway.
 
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Winterton claiming that the reason for this is that everybody spies on the Norwegians and copies their ski tech, but Norway got it wrong so everybody got it wrong because they copied the Norwegians, and Russia (sorry, RSF) are the only other ones big enough to do their own wax tech and that's why Chervotkin is winning.

No, really. That's what he's saying.
 
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Why? The result would have been even worse.
I stand corrected!

My thinking is that you have a moral obligation to at least TRY when only acceptable outcome is gold.


Haha... this is by far one of the most entertaining relays I've seen in a while...
 
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Looks like it will end up after two legs the pretty much the way you would have expected pre race, just in a completely different manner!

Would be a shame if the russian can't hang in there until the exchange.
 
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Golberg saying he was pretty much the only one not going with rubbed skis and that it was HIS decicion.
Good on him for owning it.
 
Looks like it will end up after two legs the pretty much the way you would have expected pre race, just in a completely different manner!

Would be a shame if the russian can't hang in there until the exchange.
I fear something akin to the Falun 50k, where people like Jonas Olsson and Anders Södergren tried to make the race early on but then the conditions pushed everybody together again, and then it was very dull for most of the second half with nobody being able to escape until the final sprint. Hopefully we don't get that with the large climb on the skate legs.
 
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I fear something akin to the Falun 50k, where people like Jonas Olsson and Anders Södergren tried to make the race early on but then the conditions pushed everybody together again, and then it was very dull for most of the second half with nobody being able to escape until the final sprint. Hopefully we don't get that with the large climb on the skate legs.
Yeah, that's a worry.
Big difference this time is that the course as you say is harder, and I suspect Norway/Klæbo would prefer a gap to Bolshunov.
Won't be easy for Norway to get a gap of course, but Holund is arguably the best climber in the world currently.
 
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Russia the victims of getting a huge gap on 1st leg which basically forced Yakimushkin to burn up in a futile attempt at defending the lead.

Crazy relay.
 

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