IT is little more than a year ago that a wreck Norwegian langrennsløper was supported by a seemingly upset Norwegian hjemmepublikum. Set in the aftermath was Petter Northug worth the feelings, even if the results from the OLYMPICS a few races later showed that the general managers purely sporting definitely had it right when they believed that the aging master was no longer good enough for the Norwegian team up against the winter games in Pyeongchang.
It has the possibly also this time when they vraker OLYMPIC champion Simen Hegstad Krüger from the 30km skiathlon at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Seefeld because John Høsflot Klæbo has given us all a sense that he can win anything.
But even an English world cup success on a single spring can cost too much.Okay to scrap Northug. Time to find new runners who can win for us
In each case, for a langrennsnasjon now win and win just because we have coaches and leaders around the country who see the sport their best when they are patient.
JUST the patient was not landslagslederne right after the Tour de Ski when Klæbo was told that the 22-year-old freely be able to choose which distance he would go in the world cup. They were eager to show how great the confidence they had in superstar, and wanted to give him a maximum of good conditions to get in peak condition for the championship.
Where and when was it hard to disagree with them in that priority. John had just completed a hard-core Tour; and it in a way that again showed that Norway has never seen a greater skitalent. Then felt it correct to give the wonder Klæbo back much more than he had asked.
For this with the freely-VM options is simply not John's idea. He has never asked for any personal benefit . Least of all having to struggle with the feeling of a reigning OLYMPIC champion away from the distance his teammate won at the superior show just one year ago.
And it's a Simen Hegstad Krüger that are in just as good form now as in the winter OLYMPICS the adventurous februardagen in the last year.< p> They made a mock of him who became the OLYMPIC champion. It was certainly not so very glupt
IT to be skiviset between their own realistic ambitions, and aim to wreck your teammate, could John Høsflot Klæbo have released if management had chosen to follow their own uttakskriterier. So that the four squares of the individual world cup events was distributed first and foremost out from the results in the agreed uttaksrenn. Plus a bit of professional discretion.
By giving John the go-ahead to 30km skiathlon long before the crucial kvalikrennet in NM, mess management there to also for the carpet they would protect. John was worst last Saturday among the seven Norwegian toppløperne that struggled to get going this distance in the world CHAMPIONSHIP, but it may have been because he knew he was ready and had adjusted your fitness regime then.
A really uttaksrenn had given a more secure answer on this distance still comes in a bit too early in John's development. Even he believes that he will master the difficult final fristilsdelen of 3-mila about just over two weeks. It is a weighty argument from a very mature and realistic toppidrettsutøver, and probably this goes in terms of profit right well.A scandal that he had no price. And why not do Northug "Great again"?
the Point is only that the withdrawal applies to more than a single world cup-distance. It concerns also the daily workplace of one of the Norwegian sports best treningsmiljøer.
IT is not so long ago langrennsgutta so against the girls ' team to learn what a proper treningsmiljø in themselves can create sustainable success. In the last few years have they used the knowledge to lift the Norwegian herrelangrenn to a historically high level.
This week, the discussion has gone internally in the team about who had scrapped the 3-mila Emil Iversen, Martin Johnsrud sundby's time, Sjur Røthe or Simen Hegstad Krüger because John had been given the go-ahead several weeks ago. The they haven't talked about was Didrik Tønseth; a runner who has podium finish in the world cup in the winter in both classic and freestyle, and so is overkvalifisert to go skiathlon. That Didrik still only andrereserve and last year's bronze winner Hans Christer Holund tredjereserve on the 3-mile-made, shows the extreme Norwegian strength on the distance.
This quality is much created through these løpernes common daily exercise. When just this treningsfellesskapet not being rewarded with an indisputable fair world cup-qualification, it is thus in itself a challenge.
FOR such a withdrawal of energy first distanserenn, will in the best case scenario for Norway characterize the rest of the world cup. Lagkameratenes success at the 3-mila, the possibilities are shut for the OLYMPIC champion Simen Hegstad Krüger.
On the 15km classical is he not current. There goes the Emil Iversen, John Høsflot Klæbo, Martin Johnsrud sundby's time and Didrik Tønseth. On the relay where Krüger was intended 3.the stage, he is not safe either. Win Sjur Røthe 3-mila, it is difficult to get outside of him.Release a new Northug-swept: Klæbo forced not to any
there remains only 5 km; a distance that Simen have yet to finish on a high international level. Together, it provides a challenging entrance on the world cup for the runner who impressed the most in the sesongoppkjøringen and who now is on the road to excellent shape.
And all this uncertainty with starting point in a uttaksrenn in NM that everyone knew was rigged.
THIS time is not a følelsestyrt popular opinion in favour has broken agreements on how the world cup events will be distributed. It is the managers ' own emotions. Skvisen is self-directed.
it helps with the very adult athletes. Simen Hegstad Krüger is, not surprisingly, the kindest boy in the class. He's going to set the maximum prepared to 3-mila about it nevertheless offers an opportunity.
At the same show clutching not John, on anything. He just starts at the 3-mila if he is assured that he has a good chance to win.
THE the decision should he be allowed to take one time or another, before Saturday 23.February without to care about anything other than to assess your own form. So self-confidence he must have that toppløper.
there is an essential difference between the formsvake Petter Northug who was attempted to be pushed forward on the Norwegian national team last winter, and the John Høsflot Klæbo that is going to have to make the choice now he will go all in the world cup.
John is in reality so good that he also can win it all.Vraker John himself after this smellen?