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Fletcher Caps Season with World Cup Victory

The 25-year-old Nordic combined racer delivered a perfect performance in Oslo to cap off a breakthrough season. Madshus skier Bryan Fletcher (USA) won the large hill Gundersen competition in Oslo, in front of a large crowd and perfect sunshine. The Oslo World Cup marked the final event in the 2011-12 Nordic Combined season. “This is […]

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Rezac wins 2012 FIS Marathon Cup

Madshus Marathon Team racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) had already nailed the overall victory in the FIS Marathon Cup before he stepped up to the start line for the last event of the season, the 2012 Norwegian Birkebeiner on Saturday. Despite finishing 35th in the Birkebeiner on Saturday, Rezac took home 405 points for the overall […]

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Jevne: Hitting the wall was a useful experience

Erling Jevne, the king of the Norwegian Birkebeiner, is excited about the Birkebeiner race on Saturday, despite hitting the wall in that race last year. “Hitting the wall was a new experience for me. I skied really well and fast in the first part of the race, but then I hit the wall, and it […]

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Madshus parade at Biathlon World Championships

Madshus racer Emil Hegle Svendsen didn’t miss a single target for Norway in the men’s relay at the 2012 World Championships in Rupholding (GER) and secured the gold fir Norway Friday afternoon. “That was amazing, what he just did,” says teammate Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Madshus) of Svendsen’s anchor leg effort. While French anchor Martin Fourcade […]

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Norway kicks off biathlon World Championships with relay gold

The Norwegian mixed relay team snagged the gold in a sunny Rupholding on Thursday and opened their run on the 2012 World Championships with a victory. The Norwegian mixed relay team consisted of three Madshus racers: Synnoeve Solemdal on the second women’s leg, Ole Einar Bjoerdndalen on the first men’s leg and Emil Hegle Svendsen […]

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Nyström won TjejVasan – without wax

Madshus Marathon Team racer Susanne Nyström (SWE) showed that she’s got what it takes, also in a head to head duel with the national team women. Saturday, Nyström won the TjejVasan, the women’s race in the Vasaloppet lineup, by a 5-meter margin to Sofia Bleckur (SWE) in a sprint finish. The 30K classic race from […]

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Peaking in time for the World Championships

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen won the World Cup in Khontiolahti (FIN) on February 12, 2012. Photo: Manzoni/NordicFocus

Biathlon king Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) is a master of perfection. Few have a similar ability to time a peak. After more than a season where others have been allowed to the top of the podium, Bjoerndalen appears to be back at his game. Two weeks before the 2012 World Championships in Rupholding (GER), Bjoerndalen […]

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Double Madshus Victory at Tartu

In a thriller finish to the 2012 Tartu Maraton, Madshus racer Jörgen Brink proves that he’s right on track for Vasaloppet on March 4. Despite tough and windy conditions, Brink won the 63-kilometer classic marathon in 2:43:20. With 500 meters to go, there were still six racers fighting for the victory. Brink was one second […]

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Ski technology: Pressure points determine properties

Pressure points are crucial for how a ski will behave. A cold snow ski behaves differently than a ski built for wet and warm conditions, simply because they have different constructions. Ever wondered why a cold conditions ski doesn’t run very well with klister, even if the kick zone is tall enough to accommodate klister? […]

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König Ludwiglauf: A Madshus Podium Party

Madshus Marathon Team racer Stanislav Rezac (CZE) regained the overall lead in the 2012 FIS Ski Classics Cup when he won the König Ludwiglauf 50K classic race on Sunday. With Madshus Marathon teammate Jerry Ahrlin (SWE) in second place, and Susanne Nyström winning the womens race, the Bavarian event was a Madshus podium party. The […]

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