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Video- Men’s Finish & Sprint At World Inline Cup In Rennes, France- From Roller En Ligne

Roller En Ligne shared a great video of Nicolas Iten winning and the ensuing men’s sprint for 2nd place at the Rennes sur Roulettes World Inline Cup. I love how the announcer is losing his voice while calling the finish. Superb finish ūüôā

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Videos- Daniel Greig At Challengers Cup- Norway February 2009

The following videos were shared with by Australian Speed Skating; check them out here; Daniel Greig Videos – Challengers Cup, Norway Feb 2009.


Pictures- Univ√© World On Wheels- Oldebroek- From Tims ProSkateShots

Tims ProSkateShots shared some pictures from today’s Univ√© World On Wheels held in¬†Oldebroek.

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Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Results- Univ√© World On Wheels- Oldebroek

The results for today’s Univ√© World On Wheels held in¬†Oldebroek are online; use the following links;

Men A
1- Crispijn Ari√ęns
2- Shane Dobbin
3- Bart Swings
4- Ferre Spruyt
5- DJ Nation
6- Pascal Briand
7- Ingmar Berga
8- Sjoerd Huisman
9- Mark Horsten
10- Klaas de Weerd

Women
1- Elma de Vries
2- Nicole Begg
3- Alexandra Vivas
4- Kelly Martinez
5- La√ętitia le Bilhan
6- Tamara Llorens
7- Sarah Bak
8- Anniek ter Haar
9- Mariska Huisman
10- Nienke Stenekes

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Photos- Hearts For Kids- From DESGPhoto

DESGPhoto shared the following photos; KKH-Allianz Lauf “Ein Herz f√ľr Kinder”.

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Nico Ihle, Jenny Wolf, Robert Lehmannmit, Dieter Baumann, and Michael Horn (KKH-Allianz)- photo from DESGPhoto

Referee’s Perspective- Gross Gerau International Criterium

In the thread Gross Gerau International Kriterium, Canadian Referee Alex Perrie shared his perspective of the racing at the recent Gross Gerau International Criterium in Germany-

It’s not surprising this post got put down to the bottom so fast. It’s like an ostrich putting it’s head in the sand. The reality is these guys are out there now and doing it right. Amazing racing on a great circuit. This was my 5th year as a judge and my first year as an an International assistant chief judge I have noticed a cleaner European style of racing in all the divisions. Skaters having respect for each other means a step toward’s a potential Olympic spot. Skaters like Kalon Dobbin, Bart Swings Daniel Gregg, the Columbians and many more. Yes I know the States has Joey but there are a lot of great US skaters who would of benefited from this kind of track experience. Two days of perfect weather with close to 800 skaters keeps this meet the #1 race in Europe. After talking to the organizer they would love to have an American and Chinese Team participate next year. Cheers Alex

Pictures- Univ√© World On Wheels- Emmeloord- From Tims ProSkateShots

Tims ProSkateShots shared some pictures from this past Wednesday’s Univ√© World On Wheels in¬†Emmeloord.

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Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Candy Wong- Ground Hog (And Technique)

Amusing stuff from Candy Wong in her latest entry A Technique Check Up

All seriousness aside, I had a little showdown before practice began with the resident groundhog at our track. I was chatting with friends at one end of the track when I noticed the silhouette of a furry little creature on the grass across.

Report- Bont Wheels Team Racing At Univ√© World On Wheels- Emerlord, Holland

The Bont Wheels Team Racing girls placed 1-2 at Wednesdays’ Univ√© World On Wheels in¬†Emerlord, Holland. You can read a report here; BONT WHEELS TEAM Racing 2009

Well the race had 64 girls racing. It was 32 laps alongside a canal so they went over a bridge at each end. It was a flat bridge. The course was flat and pretty rough none of it was smooth. We think it was about 800m per lap.

You would have really enjoyed watching this race and the Dai Davis even said that you would have enjoyed it as the pace was on and there were plenty of breakaways. The girls were either in the breakaways or had them covered. At one stage Nicole and Kelly were away and Liana chased for about 3 laps.

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Video & Article- Training With Christophe Audoire

Roller En Ligne shared an article and a video (30+ minutes long) featuring a training session with Christophe Audoire.

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Pictures & Article- World Games Track In Kaohsiung- From PatinCarrera

PatinCarrera.com has an article about the Kaohsiung World Games track- Exclusiva: Te presentamos el renovado Patinódromo de Kaohsiung 2009.

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Photo from PatinCarrera.com

InlineSkateMpls- Save The Granite, Grand Old Day Race Registration Open

InlineSkateMpls has a couple of recent entries-

The Big Granite Inline Marathon and Half Marathon is in danger of being cancelled!  Only you can help.  Currently registrations are down by 50%.  They need at least 75 participants to make it a go.  If you are planning on doing this race, which is highly recommended, email the race director ashchamb@centurytel.net  Better yet just go ahead and register on their  website .  The race will be held June 20th, providing enough of us participate!

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Shane Dobbin- Back To Roller With CadoMotus

Shane Dobbin is back on roller speed skates- read his blog entry Back to Inlines for CadoMotus. In fact, he competed in yesterday’s Univ√© World On Wheels race in Emmeloord, placing 38th in a stacked field.

It’s been a few weeks of rest and then Shane Dobbin got straight back into training again after the winter on ice. It’s already the first inline race of the season for Shane which is held tonight in the World on Wheels in Emmeloord, Netherlands. Shane Dobbin is skating for the team of Cado Motus with his team mates Bart Swings, Maarten Swings, Dj Nation and Ferre Spruyt.

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Clinic- Access To Speed- Weinfelden (Switzerland)- July 28- August 1

There will be an Access to Speed clinic in Weinfelden, Switzerland from July 28th to August 1st. Read more (en Francais) here; Stage Access to Speed à Weinfelden (Suisse).

Suite au succ√®s du premier stage 2008, Alexis LAIEB et Thomas DAUVERGNE renouv√®lent l’organisation du stage d’entra√ģnement “Access To Speed” sur la piste couverte de Weinfelden en Suisse.

Le stage se d√©roulera du mardi 28 juillet au samedi 1 aout et se cl√īturera par la participation √† la course sur l’anneau routier de Zug. Ce stage est ouvert aux comp√©titeurs course des cat√©gories Benjamins et Minimes. En fonction des places disponibles, il pourra s’√©tendre √† d’autres cat√©gories.

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Chicagoland Inline Marathon Extreme Makeover

There’s lots of good stuff hapenning with this year’s Chicagoland Inline Marathon;

The addition of running and cycling doesn’t appear to be altering the inline focus. The centerpiece of the weekend is the four race “Pro Inline Tour,” which starts Friday night with a 300-meter dash, continues Saturday with a 2-mile time trial and 10K criterium, and concludes Sunday with the marathon. (There is also a 10K and half marathon for less competitive skaters.)

Starykowicz, a 23-year-old skater from Long Grove, IL, said the idea behind the redesign is to draw a wide variety of fitness enthusiasts to the event. “It’s all about getting everybody involved … from kids to walkers, from first-time skaters all the way up to the pros,” he said.

Read more here; Chicagoland Inline Marathon Extreme Makeover.

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