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Back on the Podium

Heidi Weng at the 7.5km uphill skate race Lysebotn Opp on Thursday, where she was second. Photo: Blink2016

Madshus racers collected five podium finishes at the 2016 Blink Summer Ski Festival in Sandnes (NOR). On Thursday July 28, Heidi Weng (NOR) pulled into second place in the brutal 7.5-kilometer uphill skate roller ski race Lysebotn Opp. In the men’s race, Madshus racer Simen Andreas Sveen (NOR) was third. Both men and women raced the […]

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Building a Base

John Kristian Dahl wins Vasaloppet with a 1-second margin in a 29-man bunch sprint. Photo: Ulf Palm/Vasaloppet

Maximize your training effort on roller skis. Vasaloppet and Birkebeiner champion John Kristian Dahl (NOR) shares his training advice on how to get the most out of the time invested, whether your main focus is marathons, sprints or World Cup distance skiing. Dahl, who won both the Vasaloppet and the Birkebeiner this season, was on […]

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Race Ready Already

Ole Einar Bjørndalen at the Blink Summer Ski Festival. Photo: Blink

The annual BLINK summer ski festival is expecting World Cup racers from 17 nations. It’s summer, but skiers have lots to look forward to long before the snow falls: The traditional BLINK summer ski festival in Sandnes (NOR) at the end of July attracts elite skiers and biathletes from all the top teams. Madshus racers […]

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Weng’s World

Heidi Weng shares her favorite summer roller ski workout. Long roller ski sessions are among Heidi Weng’s favorite summer workouts. But she is picky about the terrain, and prefers sticking to roads she knows well, and where traffic is sparse. “My favorite summer roller ski workout is a long over-distance at easy effort in the […]

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Milking the Season

Madshus marathon racers at Sognefjellet. Photo: Team United Bakeries

Skiers are born in the summer. Here is how. Madshus marathon team racers Summer skiing at Sognefjellet (NOR) opened recently, and is a favored destination for both elite skiers on the World Cup and marathon skiers aiming for the Ski Classics long-distance series. Madshus marathon team racers on Team United Bakeries are no exception. They […]

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Weng 2nd at Oslo Ski Show

Heidi Weng was 2nd in the skate pursuit at Oslo Ski Show. Photo: Oslo Ski Show

Madshus racers shine in charity event at Holmenkollen Heidi Weng was second in the women’s 6.3-kilometer pursuit, only a second from the top of the podium. Madshus teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was eighth. The women skied three laps on the 2.1-kilometer roller ski loop in Holmenkollen. In the men’s 12.6-kilometer pursuit, three Madshus racers were […]

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Steira Back on the Course

Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR) is behind the new privately funded Team Telemark. Photo: Nordic Focus.

Madshus Olympian Kristin Størmer Steira (NOR) establishes professional ski team. The former World Cup skier, multiple World Champion and Olympian is one of the key players behind the new Norwegian professional cross-country development project Team Telemark. The team is a co-ed project, but will emphasize opportunities for female skiers. Team Telemark currently has a roster […]

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“I think I get it now”

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) won the 5km skate race in  Lenzerheide (SUI) on January 3, the third stage of the 2016 Tour de Ski. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild F. Østberg (NOR) is aiming to step it up again for the 2016-17 season. the 25-year-old Norwegian just finished an amazing season, her best to date. On May 1, Østberg formally started preparing for the 2016-17 season, aiming to step it up yet another notch. But she admits she has needed some time just to let the […]

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It’s a wrap!

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) and Heidi Weng at the FIS world cup relay in Nove Mesto (CZE). Photo: Nordic Focus

The elite skiers have already started the 2017 training season, making this a great time to look back at the 2016 achievements. And what a season it was for the Madshus racers! Taking a look at some of the major highlights from the season, there is a lot to celebrate in the 2015-16 season. Just […]

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The King Continues

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) won four medals during the 2016 IBU World Championships on home turf in Oslo. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) keeps racing through the 2018 Olympic season and is becoming a dad. The King of Biathlon announced today that he is both continuing his career for at least two more years to and he is also becoming a father, expecting a baby with Ukraine biathlete Daria Domratcheva in October. Bjørndalen announced […]

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