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Fahnestock Winter Park Ski Swap

[Press release courtesy of Paul Kuznia of Fahnestock Park] The Friends of Fahnestock and the Winter Park will be sponsoring the 3nd Annual Nordic Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap Sale Saturday November 3 from 9 AM to 2 PM…

Norway Will Field Smaller Squad for Tour de Ski

In hopes of finally nailing down a win, Norway will send a smaller than usual team to contest the this winter’s Tour de Ski.  While Norway’s quota for the event is 18 skiers, they’ll likely field only 11 or 12.…

Roller Ski Race Season: What’s Coming in the Northeast

   UPDATED  If you haven’t started roller skiing yet – wait, you’ve been rolling three times a week since May, right? – maybe the coming  roller ski race season will get you going.  The App Gap has come and gone,…

Bassons on Armstrong: “The Illusion to Control is Paramount”

In an interview published in Le Monde, Christophe Bassons discussed Lance Armstrong’s doping charges and his own fall from grace in the peloton. In the mid 1990s, Bassons was a promising 20-something French cyclist.  He was the only rider on…

Leadville 100 Trail Run: Lorblanchet Wins

Thomas Lorblanchet won the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 in 16:29.  Zeke Tiernan in second place.  Others still racing at this writing:  Nick Clark, followed by Anton Krupicka, Jay Aldous, Andrew Catalano and Michael Arnstein. At this writing, Tina Lewis is…

Petter Northug: Did He Slack Off Last Season?

Did Petter Northug slack off last year?  Might that have contributed to the sickness that caused him to scratch from the Vasaloppet? An article on langrenn.com suggests that with no World Championships or Olympics in the 2011-2012 season, Northug may…

Jakob Fuglsang to Receive Back Wages from Leopard SA

Have my people talk to your people.  That’s what Jakob Fuglsang did, and his lawyers have reached an agreement with Leopard SA’s lawyers for payment in full.  According to English and Danish news stories, Fuglsang will receive € 134,390, or more…

Rusiecki, Cusick Win 2012 Vermont 100

Brian Rusiecki and Kathleen Cusick won this weekend’s edition of the Vermont 100.  Rusiecki, of Westfield, MA, won in 14:54:05.  His time was just 54 seconds shy of matching Leigh Schmitt’s record from 2004.  Rod Bien of Bend, OR was…