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New final to Ski Classics

Ylläs-Levi 60km premiers on April 8, 2017, and will be the final event in the 2016-17 Ski Classics. Photo: www.yllaslevi.com

The long-distance series ends in Finland for the next three years. The all-new 60-kilometer classic event Ylläs-Levi premiers on April 8, 2017, and will be the Ski Classics final through 2019. The Ski Classics is unique in that the race series offers regular recreational skiers and citizen racers an opportunity to start on the same […]

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Another Podium

Johan Kjølstad (NOR) won Årefjällsloppet (SWE), the season finale for the 2016 Ski Classics. Photo: Ski Classics

Johan Kjølstad (NOR) made the podium at the roller ski race Alliansloppet. The Madshus marathon racer was second in the classic roller ski race in Sweden this weekend. He finished the 48-kilometer course in 1:43:56, and won the sprint finish for second place. Alliansloppet was the second event in the new roller ski series World […]

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Weng on Track

Heidi Weng wins the final stage at Toppidrettsveka 2016, the classic mass start in Trondheim. Photo: Toppidrettsveka/Rune Djuvsland

Heidi Weng (NOR) won the overall title at Toppidrettsveka 2016. Heidi Weng won three of the four stages at the annual international roller ski festival Toppidrettsveka in Norway last week. She started the 3-day event with winning the 24-kilometer skate race Brekka on Thursday morning, which concludes with a 10-kilometer climb that just gets steeper […]

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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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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 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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This is Ski Classics 2017

John Kristian Dahl (NOR) won Vasaloppet 2014. Photo: Madshus

The long-distance series adds five new events to the race schedule for 2017. The 2016/2017 Ski Classics race schedule includes new events in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland and China. The marathon series now consist of the world´s 13 most prestigious cross-country ski events. The race series, which enters its seventh season, is unique both in […]

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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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What a Wrap

Johan Kjølstad (NOR) won Årefjällsloppet (SWE), the season finale for the 2016 Ski Classics. Photo: Ski Classics

A world record and double Madshus podiums in the Ski Classics finale and at the Norwegian national championships cap off another marvelous season. Johan Kjølstad (NOR) and John Kristian Dahl (NOR) were first and second respectively at the 65km Årefjällsloppet in Sweden on Saturday, which was the final event in the 2016 Ski Classics long-distance […]

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Thriller on Tap

Årefjällsloppet is the last event in the 2016 Ski Classics. Photo: Ski Classics

The Ski Classics season finale on Saturday features tight fights for the overall titles. Prior to the last race in the 2016 long-distance series John Kristian Dahl (NOR) is in third place overall, but made some giant steps toward the top after winning both Vasaloppet on March 6 and Birkebeinerrennet on March 19. In doing […]

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