Todays top class rollerski races too dangerous say racers

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Todays top class rollerski races too dangerous say racers

Post by Neuro » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:55 pm

World Cup skier Emil Iversen and others are saying the rollerski races are getting out of hand, and gets support from FIS XC delegate Vegard Ulvang. Too crowded and too fast, and some races on unknown or not much used roads with pitted roads etc. Iversen just hangs back on the downhills, even though he is one of the absolute best downhillers in the World Cup on snow. Klæbo disagrees and thinks it's ok as long as the weather is dry, but agree the inherent risk is there. With the current speed a fall could be life-changing.

Even the equipment could fail. One race during the summer, several top athletes were issued Swix skis for a race and they came apart during the race with some falls, luckily there was grass on the side for new Swedish star Frida Karlsson, but men's world no. 2 Bolshunov got bloody.

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Re: Todays top class rollerski races too dangerous say racers

Post by trotro » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:14 pm

Look at this for a poor road surface: https://youtu.be/kLUHVI2TKjs

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Re: Todays top class rollerski races too dangerous say racers

Post by Neuro » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Yeah that's rough. You'd think they could do better. Luckily speeds were not too high.

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