The women of the Olympic Cross-country team

Tricia

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The New York Times published a nice article about Jessie Diggins' success on the US Ski Cross-Country ski team.


Its clear that the Olympic Gold Medal with Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall was no fluke.
 

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Sadly have been unable to find video of the racing this year. There's a few out there, but nothing from the Tour de Ski that I've seen.
 

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They came up out of nowhere like the 1980 US Mens Hockey Team. But, they're hanging around and still kicking ass! This is fantastic!
 
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They came up out of nowhere like the 1980 US Mens Hockey Team. But, they're hanging around and still kicking ass! This is fantastic!
Not according to the people we've talked to with the USSS.
You can hear part of the story here.
 

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There are some highlights available on NBC Sports Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NBCSports/videos. They are pretty short, but perhaps better than nothing.
Meh. :) Skiing Vinnie's youtube was good until two years ago. Last year was poor because it couldn't find links to english speaking commentators. This year it is down and the links from the ixcski.weebly site have trickled down to nothing. Pretty sure Peacock is showing races, but I think only live and I'm not getting up that early.
 

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Jeesie D was superb this tour. Watched most races. That climb is 400 meters vert, like a men’s GS on the WC. Only it’s the ”wrong” direction. I guess it depends... on where you’re coming from ;)
 

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Jeesie D was superb this tour. Watched most races. That climb is 400 meters vert, like a men’s GS on the WC. Only it’s the ”wrong” direction. I guess it depends... on where you’re coming from ;)
Good tactics in that race from her made it a fun watch, that's for sure.
 

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I couldn't believe the way the Swedish woman who won the stage was consistently doing clean, rhythmic V2 up the slope.

Said the guy who sat on his butt all day in meetings and is now eating Ben and Jerry's.
The scary part is that if Johaug had been there she’d have taken a minute or two out of everyone at least.
 

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One of my friends was skinning up Perry Merrill in Stowe last year when a squad of XC skaters went flying past her, Considering our proximity to Craftsbury I'd say there's a pretty good chance at least one of them was in that race.
 

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Too bad Frida Karlsson injured herself. I would have loved to see her in that climb.

This her duell with Johaug end of last season in the 30K at Holmenkollen (last 20 mts). Ebba and Frida hunts her [Terese] down and the final minutes are a a thing of beauty (and beast)

 
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