Bolshunov does not do any snow-skiing till November. We asked his coach why

Bolshunov does not do any snow-skiing till November. We asked his coach why

Leaders, Newsfeed
Pro-skiers and ambitious amateurs spend more and more time on snow while preparing for their snow season. We don't have any statistics at hand, but the talk of 100+ days spent on glaciers and inside ski tunnels between April and later October raises no eyebrows nowadays. There is one notable stand-out, however: Yuri Borodavko, the coach of Alex Bolshunov, Natalia Nepryaeva, Denis Spitsov etc. The amount of days his skiers spent on snow so far? Zero. That despite spending the last 10 days in Ramsau, right by the famed Dachstein glacier. While hundreds of skiers ranging from " true weekend warrior" to Dario Cologna queue up every day to get to Dachstein tracks , the " Boro Team" is spending all their time alternating between rollerskiing and running down in…
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How much Klaebo earns  – and what others could learn from him

How much Klaebo earns – and what others could learn from him

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JHK AS , a company owned by - you guessed it - Johannes Høsflot Klaebo - just published its annual results for 2020. That gives us an excuse to dig into what top skiers make - and how. [caption id="attachment_18557" align="alignnone" width="1091"] World's biggest earner among male skiers [/caption] Every modern athlete got three basic sources of revenue: her/ his salary or stipend, her/ his prize money - and whatever she/ he earns outside the tracks, by, effectively, selling personal appeal. The world works in such a way that for the first two sources of income you have to pay taxes as an individual a.k.a. income tax. All major ski nations love to tax their high earners in excess of 40% , some much higher . Russia is a notable…
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Team China coach: our skiers  might deliver surprise at home Olympics

Team China coach: our skiers might deliver surprise at home Olympics

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With less than 5 months before the Beijing Winter Olympics kick-off, very little is known about the strength of the host team. Chinese skiers didn't take part in the international competitions last season due to Corona restrictions( except for juniors/ U23 based in Norway). Naturally, China proves time and again that it knows how to catch up & overtake the world's best in so many sports ( and well beyond the sport, of course). Will it produce surprises in cross country skiing this upcoming season? We talked to someone in the know. "..I am just amazed to work with such team where everyone is focused on reaching the highest result possible.." Since the beginning of the year 2021 Max Volkov has been living in China and working with the skiers…
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Yuri Borodavko: Bolshunov Is As Ready As Last Year, Nepryaeva Will Have Tough Beginning Of Season

Yuri Borodavko: Bolshunov Is As Ready As Last Year, Nepryaeva Will Have Tough Beginning Of Season

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Yuri Borodavko spoke to Daily Skier at the training camp in Ramsau as his athletes were ..playing floorball. Borodavko is almost unique among the top xcski coaches: he believes that ball sports - be it volleyball, floorball or even football - are good for morale and team spirits. And that the benefits of good mood outweigh the potential risks. ...For the Russians this season was as experimental as it could : instead of going to their usual Alpine and Norwegian training spots, they've stayed at home - which meant no snow skiing in the summer and non-standard altitude camps. How will affect Alex Bolshunov, Natalia Nepryaeva and their teammates Borodavko, in his own words: [caption id="attachment_17137" align="alignnone" width="1443"] It’s one tough season. Apart from COVID that affected and keeps on…
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XCSki Dream Job – Explained

XCSki Dream Job – Explained

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...You obviously noticed them guys with enigmatically looking SRS letters on their bibs, that are a fixture of any FIS World Cup stage. Looking trim and fit enough to be taking part in the races themselves, they are most often seen doing what looks like interval training , visibly oblivious to the hustle & bustle around them. Those are "company test pilots" - the people who help develop & test world's most advanced skis at any given moment in time - and prototypes for the future big events. Their job is easy to define yet extremely difficult to implement: to make sure that their firm's athletes have absolutely best skis at all times. The skis that will sail them to the podiums. Today we talk to Simon Caprini, Rossignol' senior…
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