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Post by Bleausardv2 Mon 25 Oct 2021, 9:40 am

24 Oct 21 - Season Opener – Sölden: Sadly I forgot that this was on, and missed the Women’s race completely! Anyway, congratulations to Mikaela Shiffrin on her 70th World Cup win – according to the FIS “she has won at least one victory in ten consecutive years on the top circuit and she becomes the first athlete ever to win at least one giant slalom in a series of six seasons”. Lara Gut-Behrami was second and Petra Vlhova third – Marta Bassino, who dominated GS last year, lost control of a ski on run 1, which ended her challenge. In the men’s race Roland Leitinger was fastest in run one – the first time he’s done that, 0.19 ahead of Mathieu Faivre with Marco Odermatt in 3rd [+0.21], then Kranjec, Caviezel and Pinturault; Kristoffersen in 11th, +0.89. Charlie Raposo was 41st, so doesn’t qualify for run 2.
Men’s Race – run 2: A lovely day in Sölden – blue sky and sunshine. I’d forgotten just how steep that hill is! Piste conditions are apparently excellent – this course set by a Swiss coach and it’s a bit straighter at the top. It’s started – Riccardo Tonetti the first away – there’s a lot more swing lower down on this set but he’s safely down. Simon Maurberger [ITA] next, the highest bib number [42] to qualify for run 2 – he’s 0.54 faster at the line; that’s a good run! The approach to the steepest section looks tricky – it’s easy to go in too fast, it seems! Cyprien Sarrazin into 2nd, +0.23; Daniel Sette [SUI] making the most of the Swiss course set – he’s into 2nd just 0.04 off the lead. A good run from Erik Read [CAN] to take the lead by 0.08; Rasmus Windingstad [NOR] looked to be right on the ragged edge at times but it’s fast – he goes into the lead by a massive 0.57! Ten away – Windingstad leads from Read and Maurberger. Loic Meillard into 2nd; Lucas Braathen [NOR] is in touch all the way and spot on from inter 2 – he takes over the lead by 0.20. Marco Schwarz [AUT] into 3rd, but only until Justin Murisier [SUI] takes over that spot. Half way through – Braathen leads from Windingstad and Murisier. Manu Feller seems to be free from back pain this season, and he’s into 5th; Matthias Mayer has skied out. Stefan Brennsteiner has fallen at the top of the steep and taken a long slide – he seems OK, thankfully. Now it’s Henrik Kristoffersen – just red at inter 3 but he’s lost 0.44 from there to go 5th. A good run from Luca de Aliprandini – nicely green at 3 but he too has lost a bit from there – even so he’s into 2nd, +0.07. River Radamus [USA] made a great recovery to retain the green light at 3 and he’s kept it too – into the lead by just 0.04! Filip Zubcic [CRO] is just in the green at 2, a bit better at 3 but he’s another one who has lost time from there – just 4th. Alexis Pinturault next – he’s gained to inter 1, but he’s lost some of that time and more to inter 2; his advantage is still drifting away but he’s kept enough to take over the lead by 0.06 – that’s only the 11th fastest time on run 2 though – the best so far is that of Lucas Braathen! Gino Caviezel [SUI] has gained time from 1 to 2, kept it to 3 and he takes over the lead by 0.23. Zan Kranjec [SLO] just red at 1, redder at 2 but back green at 3 and gaining from there to lead by 0.29 – great recovery! Marco Odermatt [SUI] next and keeping in the green all the way – he takes the lead by 0.10! Just two to come – Mathieu Faivre [FRA] is the first of them and he starts with just 0.02 in hand – he’s getting bumped around, he’s red at 1, redder at 2 and just 10th. Just Roland Leitinger left, with a quite healthy 0.21 advantage – he’s apparently looking more tense on this run and he’s red by 2 – it’s a good recovery from 3 to gain time and go 2nd, just 0.07 off the win! That’s still a considerable career best though! Marco Odermatt wins the opening race, from Roland Leitinger [AUT] and Zan Kranjec. Caviezel in 4th, ahead of Pinturault and Radamus. Lucas Braathen fastest on run 2. Nice to be back!!

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Alpine Skiing and  Biathlon 2021/22 Empty Parallel Event - Lech/Zuers 13/14 November

Post by Bleausardv2 Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10:20 am

13 Nov 21 – Women’s Parallel Finals – Lech/Zuers: Not exactly my favourite event, but it’s the only one this season – let’s hope this one is a completely fair test! Top of the table after the qualification rounds was Thea Louise Stjernsund, ahead of Andreja Slokar and Kristen Lysdahl. Only the top 16 got through – some fairly well-known names didn’t make it, including Katharina Truppe, Estelle Alphand and Meta Hrovat; Shiffrin and Vlhova are among those who aren’t even here!  The conditions don’t look too good – bit misty with snow falling, but fairly firm and icy – there were apparently problems with the gates during qualification – hopefully now sorted? First race in the 1/8 finals is fastest against slowest from qualification – Stjernesund [red] v Vanessa Kasper; perhaps predictably Thea Louise takes it but by just 0.16 – not a huge gap for run 2. Lara Gur-Behrami next against Marte Monsen – the Norwegian takes it by 0.27 – first big upset of the evening! Marta Bassino v Andrea Ellenberger – Ellenberger by 0.14; it’s beginning to look like the blue course might be faster? Lena Dürr v Maryna Gasienica-Daniel and this time it’s Durr on the red course who takes it, despite losing a pole. Kristin Lysdahl v Steph Brunner – Lysdahl wins by 0.12; then Tina Robnik v Elisa Mörzinger – Robnik on red wins. Last 2 pairs – Sara Hector v Katharina Liensberger is very close; Liensberger takes it by just 0.03 – Slokar last to go against Coralie Frasse-Sombet – this one is even closer with the French woman going against the qualifying results by ending up 0.02 ahead. So – the second runs; Stjernesund is flying and she takes it by 1.08 – Kasper out. Now can Lara G-B pull it back – there’s a real upset – she’s a DNF so Monsen goes through! Marta Bassino has got it back though as she’s beaten Ellenberger; Dürr has won again - Gasienica-Daniel beaten by 0.49. Lysdahl v Brunner – Lysdahl takes that one; Robnik beats Mörzinger by an impressive 0.73. Sara Hector wins as Liensberger is a DNF; finally Slokar has avenged run 1 – quite close but Frasse-Sombet lost time on the two final gates. Interesting – two favourites out.

Quarter finals:  First race is an all Norwegian event – Stjernesund v Monsen and Thea Louise takes it by 0.15 – fastest run so far tonight. Dürr v Bassino next – the German takes it by just 0.04; Lysdahl has beaten Robnik by 0.27. Finally it’s Slokar v Hector – Slokar takes it by 0.23. Run 2, on the “other course” – skis have been re-waxed and the athletes are back at the top. Stjernesund has beaten Monsen, but that was a close run thing! Marta Bassino has won it on the final 3 turns against Lena Dürr; Lysdahl a fairly comfortable winner against Robnik. The last run of the quarters is close – Andreja Slokar has just held on to beat Sara Hector.

Semi Finals: The minor places first – Dürr v Monsen – the Norwegian takes it by 0.26; next is Hector v Robnik – good run for Hector to take run 1 by 0.28. Over to the battle for the top 4 places; Bassino v Stjernesund – Bassino a DNF, so the Norwegian starts run 2 with a 0.5 advantage. Finally Lysdahl has won against Slokar by 0.17. On to run 2. Monsen has won again, against Dürr; Robnik has gone well on run 2 but Hector has just taken it by just 0.06. Bassino had too much to make up - Stjernesund through to the final; now there’s a shock Slokar has beaten Lysdahl by just 0.07 – the all Norwegian final isn’t going to happen!

Finals: Small finals first – starting with Robnik v Dürr, for 7th and 8th; Robnik initially shown as ahead but she’s actually a DNF. Next Hector v Monsen – the Swede has taken it by 0.50. Lysdahl v Bassino for the final podium place – Bassino has taken it by 0.35. Now, run 1 of the big final – Slokar v Stjernesund – the Norwegian takes it by just 0.12. The final run – Tina Robnik unable to quite make up the 0.50 deficit, so she ends 8th, behind Lena Dürr in 7th. Now, Marte Monsen v Sara Hector [what a race face!] – Sara is flying and she wins by a massive 1.10 to .take 5th. Marta Bassino v Kristin Lysdahl – for 3rd and 4th – very close but the Norwegian has pulled time back to take 3rd place. Now – the last race of the day – and it’s a close one again, it looked like Stjernesund was in control but she lost it on the final gate  by just 0.05! Well done Andreja Slokar – a superb win! Slokar wins ahead of Stjernesund, with Lysdahl in 3rd and Bassino 4th.

14 Nov 21 – Men’s Parallel Finals – Lech/Zuers: Quite close in qualifying  but Dominik Raschner [AUT] was just ahead of Zan Kranjec and Henrick Kristoffersen - good to see Eric Read in the top 10 too; sadly Charlie Raposo was 17th – good effort but no finals. Mind you he was in good company – Victor Muffat-Jeandet, Gino Caviezel, Stefan Luitz and Clement Noel were among those who also didn’t qualify; Alexis Pinturault didn’t even finish the 2nd run and there are no Swiss in the finals! Conditions looked a bit better today. Race on – so far the red course is unbeaten in run 1 of the 1/8 finals.  That’s a surprise – Trevor Philp on blue has beaten Linus Strasser, but he’s the only blue of 8 to win! On to run 2 – no real surprise that Raschner has beaten Armand Marchant [BEL], who has DNF’d his run. Stefan Hadalin has beaten Julian Rauchfuss; Alex Schmid has made up time but still lost to Adrian Pertl based on the run 1 times as they had the same finishing time for run 2. No, now they are saying Pertl was faster on run 2 as well! Atle Lie McGrath has lost some of his advantage after Cyprien Sarrazin was a DNF on run 1, but he had enough in hand and goes through. Kristoffersen also lost a lot of time on the blue course but he’s through after beating Stefan Brennsteiner by just 0.02!  Erik Read has beaten Alex Vinatzer; Philp has beaten Strasser again despite losing his grip on a pole but Christian Hirschbühl has reversed run 1 and beaten Zan Kranjec!

Quarter Finals: On run 1 Raschner has beaten Hadalin quite comfortably; Pertl has beaten McGrath – both winners on the red course so far.  That trend continues – Kristoffersen beating Read; Philp beats Hirschbühl: 4 – 0 to red. Run 2; Raschner through as Hadalin DNFs, maybe pushing too hard? Yes, red does look faster – McGrath has beaten Pertl; now can Read do the same against Henrik K? Sadly not, Kristoffersen through; Hirschbühl has just pipped Philp.

Semis: Erik Read was a DNF on run 1; Hadalin and Raschner both the maximum 0.50 ahead, as is Kristoffersen – all of them on the red course! Run 2 – Pertl, now on the red course, has pulled back the 0.5 and beats Hadalin by 0.11!  Trevor Philp through, knocking out fellow Canadian Read. Now the winners – McGrath has made up the 0.5 but he’s pushed too much and is a DNF. Finally, Hirschbühl has also made the most of the red course to beat Kristoffersen. Maybe the max 0.5 advantage rule needs to be looked at – certainly Kristoffersen thinks it’s unfair and he may well be right!

Finals – and the Big Final is an all Austrian affair! Third place will certainly go the Norway; McGrath v Kristoffersen. Erik Read [blue] only 0.18 behind Hadalin in run 1 – good effort. Pertl a DNF on run 1 against Philp and he was on the red course! McGrath [red] 0.42 ahead of Kristoffersen. Finally Raschner is the maximum 0.50 ahead of Hirschbühl. Now the final races – well done Erik Read, taking 7th by a massive 2.14 over Hadalin on Blue. It’s a good evening for Canada – no real surprise that Trevor Philp [red] takes 5th, ahead of Adrian Pertl. Well done Atle Lie McGrath – just fast enough on blue to deny Henrik Kristoffersen a podium place. The last run of the evening – Christian Hirschbühl [red] has arguably upset the form books by beating Dominik Raschner by 0.07! Hirschbühl wins from Raschner and McGrath. I still don’t like this format!!
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Alpine Skiing and  Biathlon 2021/22 Empty Alpine - Levi 20/21 Nov - Women's Slaloms

Post by Bleausardv2 Sun 21 Nov 2021, 5:25 pm

20 Nov 21 – Levi – Women’s Slalom: Missed run 1 completely as I was busy, Petra Vlhova fastest on that run ahead of Shiffrin and Slokar, and joined run 2 as Laurence St Germain went into 5th; Ana Bucik leading at present. Good run from, Neja Dvornik [SLO], who got to 12th on run 1 from a start number of 58! She’s into 5th, but as Martina Dubovska [CZE] is into 3rd, Neja is down to 6th! Thea Louise Stjernesund has gained to inter 1 – still ahead at 2, less green at 3 and finally over the line to take the lead by just 0.05. This set by a Swiss coach and it’s claimed 3 DNFs so far. Sara Hector was red at 2, but pulling it back by 3 and she takes the lead by 0.09 – eight to go. Wendy Holdener going well – apparently she’s only recently back from a bizarre sounding accident in the gym which damaged both wrists! That’s a good run – she leads by 0.42! Lena Dürr gaining time from 1 to 2 and she’s getting more time as she goes down – she leads by 0.66 and that’s also the new best time on run 2. Katharina Liensberger red all the way and into 2nd; Michelle Gisin, who has been ill recently, into 4th. Anna Swenn Larsson has gained time to 1, dead level at 3 but she’s lost a little to the line – into 2nd, +0.29. Andreja Slokar next, she’s just red at 2, a little redder at 3 and into 2nd, +0.28. Just 2 to go – Mikaela Shiffrin on the course with 0.61 in hand as she starts. She’s 0.58 ahead all the way to 3 and over the line 0.53 ahead – the 2nd fastest on run 2. Petra Vlhova has 0.11 advantage at the start; 0.05 green at 2 but now she’s gaining – she wins by 0.31 and it’s the best time on run 2 as well! Petra Vlhova wins this one, ahead of Shiffrin and Dürr, then Slokar in 4th ahead of Swenn Larsson and Liensberger.

21 Nov 21 – Levi Black – Women’s Slalom: Run 1 – Mikaela Shiffrin away first – it looks a tricky course today but with no commentary I’m not sure who set it – she’s down but doesn’t look entirely happy? Michelle Gisin was +0.31 at inter 2 but she’s pulled back a little time to go 2nd, +0.18. Wendy Holdener was more in touch on the top section but lost time for 2 to 3 to go 3rd, +0.66. Anna Swenn Larsson green at inter 1, still ahead at 2 but red at 3 – she takes over 3rd, +0.19. A rather scrappy run from Katharina Liensberger into 5th; Lena Dürr into 4th. Now it’s Petra Vlhova – slightly green at inter 1, even less green at 2 but 0.25 ahead at 3 and she takes the lead by 0.18 – I wonder if she’ll get another reindeer today; she’s probably got more than Santa by now? With 10 down Vlhova leads from Shiffrin [+0.18] and Gisin [+0.36]. A good run from Martina Dubovska [CZE, bib 13] into 6th; Katharina Huber [AUT, bib 21] into 7th. With 40 away, it’s good to see Charlie Guest [GBR, bib 32] in 17th, ahead of some better known skiers and looking good to get a 2nd run! Of the later starters Maria Therese Tviberg [NOR, bib 46] is by far the most successful at present – into a very impressive 5th place! Good runs too from Emma Aicher [GER, bib 59] into 13th; local Riikka Honkanen [bib 52] into 18th and Neja Dvornik [SLO, bib 57] to 20th. That’s run 1 over – Charlie Guest ended up 21st, so will get a second run.
Run 2: This course set by an Austrian coach and it’s somewhat controversial – very hard to get any rhythm! Sixth to start is Martina Peterlini [ITA] – slightly red at inter 2 but she’s gained a lot from there and takes over the lead from Germany’s Andrea Filzer. The commentary team reckon the unusual course set might also make the piste more rutted than usual which could be interesting later on. Meta Hrovat gained a little to 2 but she’s lost a little as she moves onto the steeper section – into 2nd. Charlie Guest gaining all the way to inter 2, 0.42 ahead there, but then she too is losing time – into 4th at present. Neja Dvornik has taken over 4th place; several skiers seem able to beat Peterlini’s time on the upper flatter section but the steep is where it all goes wrong. Thea Louise Stjernesund has lost a lot between 2 and 3 but she’s pulled back time on the final gates to take the lead. Andrea Slokar not as fast on the upper section, but better after inter 3 to go 2nd; Katharina Truppe [AUT] is making the most of the course set [by an Austrian coach!] to take over the lead by a massive 0.61. Leona Popovic [CRO] into 3rd; Ana Bucik [SOL] has done well to be still just green at inter 3 and she’s gained time from there to take over the lead by 0.20. Sara Hector red from inter 2 and into joint 3rd with Stjernesund. Katharina Liensberger [AUT] green at the top, gained between 2 and 3 but then an error – into 2nd; seems the Austrians have been practicing that sort of set. Wendy Holdener [SUI] is flying – she has gained between 2 and 3 as well and she takes the lead by 0.49 – a great run, especially considering her wrists are still heavily strapped. Surprisingly Katharina Huber hasn’t got the course set sorted out – into 5th; a good run from Martina Dubovska to go into 2nd. Lena Dürr has kept in the green at 3 and she takes over the lead by 0.19; very smooth. Sadly Maria Therese Tviberg has crashed out – that’s probably going to hurt - off for a medical check. Michelle Gisin on course; red by inter 2 and into 3rd. Mikaela Shiffrin next, with 0.48 in hand at the start – still 0.40 ahead at 2, green at 3 as well – a big error but a great recovery to take the lead by 0.31! I don’t think she’ll be sending the Austrian coach a Christmas card! Petra Vlhova has gained from 2 to 3 she’s pretty much faultless to win again – another reindeer! So, Vlhova makes it 2 wins from 2 here, Shiffrin gets another 2nd place and Lena Dürr gets her second podium of the weekend. Wendy Holdener in 4th, ahead of Gisin and Dubovska; Charlie Guest ended up 20th. That leaves Vlhova and Shiffrin tied in the overall standings on 260 points; Vlhova leads the slalom standings with 200 to Shiffrin’s 160.

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Alpine Skiing and  Biathlon 2021/22 Empty Biathlon - Östersund 1; Individuals & Sprints

Post by Bleausardv2 Sun 28 Nov 2021, 9:45 am

Östersund;  Women’s 15 Km Individual 27 Nov 21: Season opener time, and in the same venue as the last race of the previous season! The first challenge was getting to grips with the new IBU website – found the datacenter [sic] in the end. The next challenge will be getting used to the new suit colours. Conditions look fairly good – unusually light winds at present! This is the first of just 3 Individuals this season – no penalty loops, just a 1 minute penalty added to the time for each miss. A few new names in the start list; it seems Susan Dunklee has pulled out of today’s race – looks like Amanda Lightfoot is a DNF – nice to see the crowds back this year. Anna Maka [POL] is first away; Tiril Eckhoff the first of the big names with bib 3. Huge welcome for Hanna Öberg as she starts; at 1.5 Km Franzi Preuß is marginally faster than Eckhoff. The early starters are at S1 – Maka is clear but Tiril has missed 1 – Preuß is clear. Back at 1.5 Km Hanna Öberg is 5 seconds faster than Franzi P; Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold clear at S1, but +20.7 seconds. Linn Persson has a lot of support at S1 but she’s missed the first shot; Julia Simon has missed 3, Hanna Öberg 2.  A new Russian [no, it’s a married name – last season she was Kaisheva!], Uliana Nigmatullina, clear and close to Tandrevold’s time; Doro Wierer isn’t taking it easy – fast shooting and clear, out 1.6 ahead of Franzi P, but Lisa Vittozzi has missed 3. Lisa Theresa Hauser also clear and out 3rd, +10.5. Tiril at S2 and she’s missed the first one here; Franzi P has missed her 3rd shot. Marta Olsbu Røiseland has missed 1 at S1, Tandrevold has missed once at S2, Denise Herrmann clear at S1. It’s not Hanna Öberg’s day – 3 more misses at S2; Doro has missed 2 at S2. Back at S1 Elvira Öberg has missed 1 – at S2 both Nigmatullina and Emma Lunder are 0,0 but only marginally ahead of Franzi P.  Hauser is also 0,0 and she’s faster – 36.9 ahead of Preuß. Tiril now 1,1,1; Franzi P has missed 2 at S3 and she’s now 16.2 behind Tiril – Røiseland clear at S2. After S3 Selina Gasparin [0,1,0] is currently leading, but now Tandrevold [0,1,0] is 37 seconds faster! At S3 Doro Wierer is having problems – looks as though the firing pin isn’t making contact – she’s clear but that’s cost her time. Meanwhile Nigmatullina is the only one so far to go 0,0,0 which gets her out of the range 32.4 ahead of Tandrevold; Hauser has just joined her in the 0,0,0 group and she’s 34.5 faster. Back at S2 Marketa Davidova is 0,0; Røiseland 1,0,2. Fuyoko Tachizaki has also shot 0,0,0 but she’s only just ahead of Tandrevold after S3. Denise Herrmann [0,1,0] out 3rd after S3 but 1:05.9 behind Hauser. At S4 Tandrevold [0,1,0,2] is 6.1 ahead of Preuß [0,1,2,1] – Eckhoff [1,1,1,2] currently 5th, just ahead of Selina Gasparin [0,1,0,2], but she’s flying on the final lap. It’s all change at S4 – Emma Lunder [0,0,1,0] out 9 seconds ahead of Nigmatullina [0,0,0,1] with Lisa Vittozzi [3,0,0,0] up to 3rd! Now Hauser [0,0,0,1] is out 35.3 ahead of Lunder, but at S3 Davidova is 0,0,0 and 19.4 faster than Hauser! Røiseland [1,0,2,0] currently 4th after S4, just ahead of Tachizaki [0,0,0,1]. It’s still all to play for – Denise Herrmann [0,1,0,0] out just 7.1 behind Hauser with Davidova still to complete her final standing shoot. Good work by Dzinara Alimbekava [1,1,0,0] – out +25.1 after S4. At 13.5 Km Herrmann is now just 3.9 behind Hauser but the win is surely going to Marketa Davidova who has just cleared at S4 and out 1:19.2 ahead – brilliant shooting! At 14.3 Km Hauser has opened the gap to Herrmann. At the finish it’s Hauser 5.3 ahead of Herrmann; Elvira Öberg has somehow managed to get into 8th, at present, despite 5 misses! Davidova over the line – perfect shooting and a fast ski time too! Good effort by Vanessa Voigt [GER] – just 1 miss and currently 8th, but there is some good shooting among some of the later starters  - Anna Weidel [GER] the only other 20/20 so far but she’s just over 2 minutes slower than Davidova after S4 and losing time on the final lap too.  Back at S3 Emilie Aagheim Kalkenberg  is 0,0,0 and out 4th; Kristina Reztsova [RUS] also 15/15 and out 5th – both ahead of Herrmann’s time there, although not skiing as fast. Kalkenberg in for her final shoot – 1 miss and out 8th; Reztsova in too – also 1 miss and she’s out 9th. Looks like both might beat Weidel! Kalkenberg is over the line in 7th – she’s the best Norwegian!  Reztsova into 8th – the commentary team reckon the track was getting faster and maybe shooting conditions a bit better too? Well, that was exciting – Marketa Davidova [CZE, 0,0,0,0] takes the win, ahead of Lisa Theresa Hauser [AUT] and Denise Herrmann [GER]. Alimbekava in 4th ahead of Nigmatullina and  Lunder. Kalkenberg 7th, then Reztsova, Weidel and Røiseland. Elvira in 18th, Tandrevold 20th, Preuß 23rd, Hinz 24th, Eckhoff 30th, Wierer 37th and Hanna Öberg 74th!!

Östersund;  Men’s 20 Km Individual, 27 Nov 21: Johannes Thingnes Bø away with bib 2 – 116 starters – I’ll be here all day! Lots of noise as Martin Ponsiluoma starts – hopefully he’ll do better than the Öbergs, who were tipped for the women’s race! At 2.8 Km Quentin Fillon Maillet is closest to JoBø and even he is 7.3 behind; Ponsiluoma is closer now, +2.9. JoBø is at S1 and he’s missed 1 there; Jakub Stvrtecky is clear but only 39 seconds ahead of Bø. Christian Gow also clear at S1 but QFM has missed 2, Roman Rees clear and he leads. Not a good day for Sweden so far – Ponsiluoma has missed 2. Benedikt Doll has also missed 1 at S1; Michal Krcmar clear and just 4.6 slower than Rees. Oh dear, Seb Samuelsson has also missed 2; 20 through S1 but only 6 clear. JoBø is in for S2 – clear this time! Christian Gow the first to get 10/10, but he’s out just 14.7 ahead of JoBø; Rees also clear and faster. Back at S1 Tarjei Bø clear and faster than Rees. Sturla Holm Laegreid also clear at S1, as is Jesper Nelin, and he’s out just in the lead – some good news for Sweden. Looks like the wind is picking up a little.  Alex Loginov and Johannes Dale both clear at S1; JoBø already at S3 – he missed his 4th. Now, that’s interesting – QFM clear at S3 and out ahead of JoBø.; Tarjei has missed 1 at S2. Roman Rees has missed 1 at S3; so has Christian Gow – meanwhile Laegreid is 10/10 and just ahead of Rees after S2. At S2 Nelin has missed his last 2 after adjusting the position of his elbow. Dale has missed 2 at S2; Loginov 3! JoBø is at S4 and he’s clear again [1,0,1,0]; back at S2 ] Sivert Guttorm Bakken [NOR] is 10/10 as are Strolia [LTU] and Jake Brown [USA]. At S4 QFM is [2,0,0,1] and Gow has missed 1; both now behind JoBø’s time. Tarjei Bø best after S3 with [0,1,0], or he was until Laegreid went 15/15! Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen 10/10 an d out 4th; Bakken 15/15 but +51.5 against Laegreid. Tarjei at S4 and another miss [0,1,0,1] but he’s out in the lead, 16.8 ahead of his younger brother. Tsukasa Kobonoki the only 20/20 so far and he’s out in 3rd! That’s good from Eduard Latypov – [1,0,0,0] and out 2nd, but skiing slower than the Bø brothers. Sturla Holm Laegreid is also 20/20 and he’s away from S4 a massive 1:20.9 ahead of Tarjei! Back at S3 Christiansen is 15/15 and just 9 seconds behind Laegreid! It could be an all Norwegian podium? At the finish, at present we have Tarjei leading ahead of JoBø; Bakken has also shot a perfect score and after S4 he’s just ahead of Tarjei. Not sure what Latypov did there – he took a wrong turn coming to the line – that’s cost him a place ahead of JoBø! Also odd is the data showing Alex Mukhin as 4th after S4 when he was 52nd after S3; he also doesn’t seem to have shot S4! That’s better – he’s vanished from the leading 6 – actually missed 3 at S4 and out 51st! At S4 Christiansen has missed 3, but Scott Gow is 20/20 and out 3rd at present. At the finish it’s now Laegreid, Tarjei, Johannes and Bakken! I wonder if Simon Desthieux [0,1,0,1] can break the Norwegian podium – 5th after S4 but 3rd at 18.8 Km?  Yes, Desthieux over the  line in 3rd, just 1.4 behind Tarjei. Scott Gow over the line in 4th, pushing JoBø down to 5th – a good day for Canada with his brother currently 10th.  That seems to be it – Sturla Holm Laegreid [0,0,0,0] takes the win by almost a minute, ahead of Tarjei Bø [0,1,0,1] and Simon Desthieux [0,1,0,1].  Scott Gow in 4th, ahead of JoBø, Bakken, Latypov and QFM. All credit to Kobonaki  in 9th, ahead of Christian Gow. Jesper Nelin the best Swede in 12th; Samuelsson down in 40th with 6 misses and Ponsiluoma in 69 with 8 misses! A good run from Justus Strelow [0,0,1,0] to go into 13th – best German today, 1 place better than Rees.

Östersund; Women’s 7.5 Km Sprint 28 Nov 21: Hmm, no sound at present – now we have it; seems Patrick is having problems hearing things and we might have lost Mike, who should have been covering cross country, but that’s been cancelled as it’s too cold? It’s cold for the biathlon too, but within limits; seems Amanda Lightfoot will not start today! Most big names going fairly early; Røiseland going near the end of the main contenders with bib 38, so she’ll know what she has to do. Justine Braisaz-Bouchet first away – poor prone shooting yesterday by her standards. It should be interesting to see how the Öbergs do today – poor shooting yesterday but great ski speed. The tracks are sounding quite crisp and icy; Hauser going fast on the early section. Justine B-B at S1 – 1 miss; Hauser also 1 miss but they are both out ahead of Lunder who hit all 5. Doro Wierer has hit all 5 but it’s slow and she seems to be having trouble with the rifle again today. She’s away 9.3 ahead of Justine B-B, but Lucie Charvátová is faster and she’s 6.5 behind Anais Chevalier-Bouchet – both clear. Franzi Preuß clear and away 2nd, +2.9; Elvira Öberg currently fastest at 1.3 Km by 7.7 seconds! Braisaz-Bouchet clear at S2; Hanna Öberg clear at S1 and out 2nd, +2.2. Elvira has missed her 5th at S1; no one yet 10/10 – ah, Anais C-B has done it – the French supporters are happy! Preuß has missed her 4th at S2; Herrmann has missed 1 at S1 and so Has Tiril Eckhoff. Davidova has missed 1 at S2; Hanna Öberg has gone 10/10 and she’s out 1.8 ahead of Anais C-B – that’s quite a recovery! Elvira is 8/10; Hanna is gaining time against Anais C-B on the last lap – she’s gained 7 seconds to 6.3 Km. Back at S1 Røiseland is clear and out some 8 seconds faster than Hanna. Best after S1 at present though is Hanna Sola [BLR]! Tiril has missed 2 at S2; at the finish Hanna Öberg is over the line in the lead, then Anais C-B and Justine B-B. Pity – Sola has missed 1 at S2 but she’s away comfortably ahead of Braisaz-Bouchet’s time – she’s lost a bit to 6.3 Km. Røiseland has missed 1 at S2 – out 3rd, +12.1, but ahead of Sola. Alimbekava has gone 10/10 and out just ahead of Røiseland; Sola over the line in 3rd. Røiseland over the line and she’s taken over 3rd but I’m not sure she’ll hold off Alimbekava? At 7.1 Km Alimbekava has slipped to 0.2 behind the Norwegian, maybe too fast out of the range – she’s over the line 4th. So, at present Hanna Öberg leads, ahead of Anais Chevalier-Bouchet, Røiseland, Alimbekava, Sola and Braisaz-Bouchet. Great shooting by Anna Weidel – 10/10 and her standing shoot was brilliant! Out 9th but her ski speed probably isn’t enough to stay there? I missed Eva Puskarčíková – also 10/10 and out 7th after S2, very close to Preuß’s time. Ida Lien also 10/10 – her last shot was slow and her whole body was shaking which lost her time but she’s pulling it back on the last lap. Weidel over the line in 15th, Eva Puskarčíková was 10th [I must just missed her earlier on] but now Ida Lien has taken over 10th. Good run from Clare Egan, 10/10 and 12th place. No changes to the top 6 – well done Hanna Öberg, from 74th to 1st in 24 hours! Franzi Preuß best German in 7th. Elvira fastest around the tracks ahead of Røiseland and her sister.


Östersund; Men’s 10 Km Sprint 28 Nov 21: Now we seem to have Mike talking about cross country and Pat doing the biathlon intro – both at the same time! I think the control room need to switch Mike back off, especially as he’s noisier than Patrick! I’ve re-loaded the coverage and now have no commentary! Swapped to IBU live and that’s better - Jakov Fak in for S1 and clear, so is Felix Leitner. Beni Doll also clear, out +3.4 behind Fak. Seb Samuelsson flying on lap 1; Jesper Nelin clear at S1 and fastest there so far. Maksim Varabei [BLR] clear at S1 too and just faster than Doll; a bit academic though as Seb Samuelsson is clear at S1 and out 13.4 ahead of Nelin. Emilien Jacquelin clear and just 6 seconds behind Seb; JoBø is in for S! – clear and out 5.9 behind Seb. Fak is clear again at S2; Doll has missed 1. Nelin has missed 2 at S2; Alex Loginov is 10/10 and fractionally faster than Fak; however Seb Samuelsson is also 10/10 and a massive 38.5 ahead of Loginov. Jacquelin has missed 1 at S2 but still just 19.2 behind Seb, so he’s skiing well. Tarjei Bø clear at S1 but 20.4 behind. Over to S2 again and JoBø is 10/10 and out 5.1 behind Seb; Philipp Nawrath 10/10 and out 3rd, +15.5. At 8.8 Km Samuelsson has taken almost another 10 seconds out of Loginov. Back at S1 Martin Ponsiluoma has missed 4! On the final lap JoBø has lost 3.4 seconds to 8.8 Km; at S1 Fabien Claude is clear and just 1.7 behind Seb. JoBø over the finish line – 12.2 behind Samuelsson with Jacquelin in 3rd. Tarjei has missed 1 at S2 and he’s almost a minute back. Nawrath into 4th, 4.3 behind Jacquelin; not sure what has happened to Laegreid – 9/10 but 1:15.8 behind – tired? Good run from Simon Desthieux [0,0] into 4th, +23.8 – French in 3rd and 4th. Dale has missed 3 at S2; Claude 1 miss but still out 3rd, +13.8 – he’s lost a bit to 8.8 Km though, now +29.4. Claude over the line in joint 5th with Nawrath – 3 French in the top 6 at present. That might change though – Christiansen is 10/10 and out 6.2 back; I can’t see him catching Samuelsson but he might just knock JoBø down a place? He’s lost time by 8.8 Km though; pulled a little back by 9.6 and he’s got 2nd – a very good final section! So, Seb Samuelsson wins, Christiansen in 2nd, +11.8, then JoBø [+12.2!] Jacquelin, Desthieux and Nawrath/Claude. Bakken and F F Andersen in 8/9 respectively, so a pretty good day for the Norwegians and French, spoilt only by Samuelsson! No real surprise that Seb was quickest around the course, ahead of Jacquelin and JoBø.






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Lake Louise 26 – 28 Nov: Sadly the first speed race of the new season, the Men’s Downhill scheduled for 26 Nov at Lake Louse was cancelled due to too much snow!

Men’s Downhill – 27 Nov: Conditions here look a lot better, although they have lowered the start – seems that Nick and Finlay are having snags with comms – sorted now. Lake Louise is a lovely place – I was lucky enough to ski here several years ago – great fun! Vincent Kriechmayr is first away – looking faster than in practice; he’s safely down. Marco Odermatt in the red early on – into 2nd, just 0.17 off the pace – pretty impressive! Johan Clarey off the pace, +1.56; Daniel Hemetsberger in touch to inter 3 but then a bad error cost him time – 3rd, and +1.29. Next is Beat Feuz – and we’re losing Nick again – a good final section and Feuz is 2nd, +0.12. Ryan Cochran-Siegle back from ACL injury and fast through the first gun – neat looking run and he’s into 4th. Here comes Matthias Mayer – just green at inter 2 and slowly getting greener – he takes the lead by 0.23; seems the conditions are getting trickier though. Dominik Paris just green at 1, just red at 2 but it’s slipping away from him – into 5th; first TV break – Mayer leads from Kriechmayr, Feuz and Odermatt. The light is getting flatter, I think. Romed Baumann just green at 1 but slightly red at 2 – conditions certainly are getting worse – Baumann into 5th. Matthieu Bailet into 6th; Max Franz a bit off the pace on the upper section, recovered from 3 to 4 and then into 5th. Kjetil Jansrud a disappointing 11th; we’ve lost Nick yet again! He’s back in time for Aleksander Aamodt Kilde’s run – fastest in final training I think but today he’s just 9th. Jared Goldberg out but standing up and seems OK; another break – no change to the top 4, Max Franz 5th, Romed Baumann 6th. The later starters aren’t having the best of conditions – no changes so far to the top 6 – highest bib in the top 10 is Kilde [bib 19]. Bostjan Kline in touch on the upper sections but ended up 11th; Niels Hintermann into 12th. That’s 30 away though so the race result will stand. Interesting to see Alexis Pinturault here and racing for overall points – he’s into 26th at present. That’s a lot of effort for a possible 5 points – sadly he’s down to 32nd and no points – good try though! That’s it – no late changes to the top 12 – well done Matthias Mayer.
There should have been a Super G on Sunday 28th but due to night snow and the forecasts it too has been cancelled! Not a brilliant weekend!

Killington 27/28 Nov:

Women’s GS Run 1 – 27 Nov 21: Joined this a little late because of the biathlon – just 9 away and a couple surprises – Tessa Worley leading from Petra Vlhova and Lara Gut-Behrami but Shiffrin in 9th, +1.38. Conditions don’t look good – snow, mist and wind combined – the race is interrupted and probably shouldn’t have started? No surprise there, given the conditions – race cancelled!

Women’s Slalom – 28 Nov – Run 1: Interesting – run 2 will be set by Petra Vlhova’s coach; she is bib 1 today. That looked good from Vlhova; the weather is certainly better than yesterday but still a bit gloomy. Michelle Gisin is 1.66 slower! Wendy Holdener is more in touch, +0.58; Mikaela Shiffrin at the start – she’s red at 1 and 2, gained a bit from 3 to the finish – into 2nd, +0.20. Lena Dürr into 4th, +1.06; that’s 10 away – Vlhova leads from Shiffrin and Holdener – no one else within a second. Kristin Lysdahl into 6th, just behind Liensberger; Paula Moltzan has taken over that 6th place. That’s all from Eurosport for run 1; probably no great loss as after Moltzan no one with a higher bib number has got into the top 10 – the closest was Tviberg [bib 31] into 12th. Charlie Guest got into 21st, but there are some good skiers yet to come – run 1 over – Guest in 24th, so run 2 beckons!
Run 2: Some quite large timing deficits in the top 30 – Chiara Mair is +3.31! To be honest, given those gaps and the overcast weather I can’t see this getting too crucial until the final 3. Anyway Mair is safely down and Mina Fuerst Holtmann is off that pace by quite a margin - +0.81! I hadn’t heard of Hanna Aronsson Elfman [SWE] before but she did well to get a 2nd run from bib 60 – and that’s a good run too, she’s 1.52 faster than Mair! She’s hanging on to the leader’s chair too; 11 away now and she’s still there – ahead of Marie Therese Sporer, as the snow gets a little heavier. Katharina Huber should have taken over the lead but she’s a DNF after missing a gate close to the finish! At last Anna Swenn Larsson takes over – 2nd best time on run 2. It fell to Maria Therese Tviberg to topple Swenn Larsson; Andreja Slokar into third – by that stage young Hanna was down to 8th, but still with the best time so far on run 2. Sara Hector has taken back the lead for Sweden! Kristin Lysdahl a DNF but seems OK; Paula Moltzan next – nicely green at 1 and 2 but just red at 3 into 2nd, +0.28! Katharina Liensberger going well on run 2 – she takes the lead by 0.44. Lena Dürr is red, green, red and into 2nd; now just the final 3. Wendy Holdener has gained to inter 1, steady to 2, lost a little to 3 but then a good run to the line to take the lead by 0.58! Next is Mikaela Shiffrin – 0.38 in hand at the start – it’s down to just 0.09 at inter 1 after a recovery, but from there she’s building up her lead – she leads by a massive 0.83, and that’s the best time on run 2 as well. Just Petra Vlhova to come – 0.20 in hand and a course set by her coach – she’s gained a little to inter 1 but then a massive handbrake turn and she’s 0.83 red by 2 – Vlhova holds on to 2nd, but today is Shiffrin’s day – much to the delight of the crowd. A win for Shiffrin, Vlhova 2nd and Holdener 3rd; then Liensberger, Dürr, and Hector - Hanna Aronsson Elfman ended up 15th but still with the second fastest time on run 2 – what a debut!

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