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Tour de Thriller

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), and Heidi Weng Photo: Nordic Focus

Heidi Weng and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg finished first and second in the 2018 Tour de Ski. The Norwegian duo dominated Tour de Ski from the first weekend in Lenzerheide (SUI), and prior to the last stage, only 1.8 seconds separated Østeberg from Weng. However, the final stage was no thriller. Weng passed Østberg at the […]

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Østberg and Weng dominate Tour de Ski opener

Ingvild Oestberg (NOR) has a solid overall lead headed into the meat of the 2018 Tour de Ski. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg and Heidi Weng are headed into the meat of the 2018 FIS Tour de Ski with a solid overall lead on the rest of the pack after a stellar opening weekend to the 7-stage event in Lenzerheide (SUI). Despite tricky conditions in both the opening sprint race on Saturday, December 30, and […]

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Seven stages, nine days and 400 FIS points

Heidi Weng (NOR) with her FIS Tour de Ski trophy after the final climb in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Photo: Nordic Focus

All you need to know about the 2018 Tour de Ski. The 12th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski stage race opens with sprint competitions in Lenzerheide (SUI) on December 30, continues with individual start classic races on December 31 and skate pursuit races on January 1. The tour then moves on to Oberstdorf […]

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“I almost passed out in the sprint”

Thea Krokan Murud (NOR) has impressed with several top 20 finishes at the World Cup this season. Photo: Nordic Focus

Thea Murud (NOR) went all in on her first international World Cup, and was rewarded with three more races on the spot. The rookie was 11th in the FIS World Cup skate sprint in Davos (SUI) on Saturday, December 9, and 19th in the 10km skate race on Sunday, December 10. “It was really hard. […]

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“I felt amazing today”

Heidi Weng (NOR) in front of Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), during the 10km pursuit in Toblach (ITA). Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) moved up from sixth to second place in the classic pursuit in Toblach. “It was a great team effort from the Norwegian team. I had great skis and my fitness is exactly where it should be for this time of the season. I was a little bit upset that I didn’t […]

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Three double podiums

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) earned her first World Cup podium for the season when she won the 10km skate race in Davos (SUI) on Sunday. Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus racers dominate both the biathlon and cross-country World Cup competitions on Sunday. First, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) earn her first World Cup victory of the season, winning the 10-kilometer skate race in Davos (SUI) by five seconds. “A race like this is what I train for every day of the year. I started out […]

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Enter to win custom Birkebeiner skis

Enter for your chance to win a pair of custom Madshus Birkie skis!

As “The Cross Country Company since 1906” Madshus is proud to support the Slumberland American Birkebeiner in 2018. The event, which takes place in Hayward, WI, is North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, attracting over 10,000 skiers. The American Birkebeiner is a part of the Worldloppet circuit, which consists of 20 international ski marathons all […]

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Solid World Cup Opener

Vanessa Hinz helped Germany to 2nd place in the single mixed relay at the IBU biathlon World Cup in Östersund (SWE). Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus racers posted several podiums in the cross-country and biathlon World Cup openers, as well as Ski Classics. At the FIS Cross-Country World Cup opener in Ruka (FIN), Pål Golberg (NOR) opened the 2017-18 season the same way as last year: on the podium. For Golberg, the second place finish in the classic sprint on […]

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What a way to start the season

Hans Christer Holund was twice on the podium in equally many attempts in the season opener at Beitostølen this weekend. Photo: Geir Olsen

Madshus racers posted seven podiums at the Norwegian cross-country and biathlon season opener events this weekend. Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the biathlon mass start at Sjusjøen (NOR) on Sunday, with Anaïs Bescond (FRA) in second place. “It was really fun. I did exactly what I set out to do and it worked,” Olsbu said after […]

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How to get 300 million Chinese on skis?

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

Ole Einar Bjørndalen is headed for China. As China is hosting Winter Olympics in 2022, the Chinese president Xi Jinping wants to increase the effort on skiing. His goal is to get 300 million Chinese on cross-country skis. This is why China recently launched the project campaign “Bring the kids to the snow.” To help […]

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