tiistai 7. lokakuuta 2008

Season Final in Berlin

Last wic race took place in Berlin, Germany as it has been so many years before. This year the weather was perfect, which allowed very fast winning time, 1,00,33. Joey Mantia, USA, did once again amazing final sprint and won the final by one wheel before cup overall winner, Frenchman, Yann Guyader. Joe brake the old course record (Tristan Loy, 1999) by 35 seconds.
From fox family only our Estonian youngsters Danila and Eerik had opportunity to participate the Berlin Real Marathon vol. 35. Neither Danila orDanila's placement was 108 and Eerik's 124. Either of Estonian boys were not in their best but still close to top 100 placements. Danila is having his military training under way and Eerik participated the race right in the middle of his long track training camp. So under those circumstances both boys did quite well.

sunnuntai 3. elokuuta 2008

Guillermo takes points again!

The Argentinean Fox, Guillermo Trinaroli, finished 28th on Zürich top class race. The fastest man in hot Switzerland was Joey Mantia from USA who won the sprint of ten mens break away. Colombian Diego Rosero was second and Yann Guyader from France was third.

maanantai 2. kesäkuuta 2008

Guillermo in top10 in Koblenz

Guillermo had some pleasant trip with nice racing result to Germany last weekend. He participated for the German Blade Challenge race in Koblenz by the river Rein. Race course was truly beautiful but Guillermo had no time to sightseeing because of high tempo right from the start. The first group of 30 men formed already in the beginning of the race. In spite of some breakaway attempts first group hold together all the way to finish line and the victory was solved with group sprint. The winner was German Albrecht Doering (Rollerblade Citius) with time 1.04,44. Italian Luca Saggiorato (Rollerblade MPC World) was second and Colombian Diego Rosero (Rollerblade MPC World) third. Guillermo’s position was 8th one second behind the winner.


sunnuntai 25. toukokuuta 2008

WIC Rennes

Argentinean fox Guillermo Trinaroli keeps on going and took some wic points again. GT finished witn main group after 12 men breakaway group on 25th place. 50km citycourse was won by Diego Rosero, second place Alexander Bastidas and third place Nelson Carzon.
Jani, Teemu, Danila and Eerik couldn't participate for Rennes race because of limited travel budget but boys will be back in business again in Weinfelden on 21st June.

perjantai 23. toukokuuta 2008

WIC Wolvega

Guillermo kept on his excellent season start by finishing on 15th place in Holland. Race was really challenging because of stiff breeze and rough road. Jani finished in second main group on place 83 and Danila on place 94. Reace was won by Antonio Ruales Ceron from Colombia (Bont IRDR).


tiistai 13. toukokuuta 2008

Weinfelden Uphill Race

Guillermo finshed 6th on 4km hillclimbing competition held in his European hometown Weinfelden. Race was won by Jorge Balonas from Equador before two Colombians, Rueben Martinez and Christian Diaz Grandidos.


maanantai 5. toukokuuta 2008

Team Member Profile, Guillermo

Name: Guillermo Trinaroli
Nickname: GT
Age: 35
Hometown: Mar del Plata
Nation: Argentinean
Hobbies: Surfing
Height/weight: 174cm/71kg
Skating club: Club Atletico Mitre
TV programs: Sports
Profession: Professional skater

"I'm going to fight to get into top10 in every race. My strenghts as a skater are endurance, persistence and good sprinting ability"

perjantai 2. toukokuuta 2008

WIC Sursee, 3rd May

3rd May, Racereport
Guillermo got excellent season opening in Sursee, his position was 17th! Other foxes didn't get any points but did quite ok performance though. Jani finished with main group in position 72, Danila crashed 3 km before finish line an his position was 91. Teemu dropped from main group a bit after midrace and fished in position 97.

2nd May, Feelings before race
Very interesting weekend is ahead... hole team will be together first time... the first world inline cup start for Eerik will come true... after super fast season opening no doubt there is going to be some speedy race in Sursee too.
It was proven in Zug that average speed will be even faster than before. Winning time was 4 minutes faster than year ago, although the beautiful stage around of lake Zuger was not the top class race of wic in season 2007. After Zug foxes have been seriously preparing for the speed. Skating behind a car and downhill sprints have been done and therefore guys are feeling now much more comfortable when skating high velocity.

maanantai 21. huhtikuuta 2008

Gold for Teemu

Skating club Lahden Luistelijat hosted indoor nationals in Lahti fair center on Sunday 20th April. Finnish championship was competed in two individual race, 200m time trial and 3000m. Besides Teemu and Jani also Danila participated in races but outside of the national shampionship.
Teemu won his first national gold in 3000m race after tight battle with Jarmo Valtonen. "Teme" crashed on early laps but could pounce up right away and catch the main group again with the help of his club mates. Three laps to go Valtonen made the first move and tried some break away but Teemu could follow him and finally pass “Jamppa” on back straight during the final lap. Next one over the finish line was Danila but bronze medal was given to new talent from Pori, Taneli Kerola. Jani finished fourth.
In 200m time trial Jarmo took the gold medal and beat Teemu with tolerance of 0,3 seconds. Third position ended up to tie between Max Forstedt and Samuli Laulumaa, altouhg Danila’s time was the third best. Jani’s placement in time trial was 6th.
Team manager, Esa Lottanen, took even two gold medals in masters 40 category.


torstai 17. huhtikuuta 2008

WIC Zug, 19th April

19th April, Racereport
First race is done and foxes did not manage to score in the season opening. Jani was quite close to get points but was blocked in the final sprint and finished with main group in position 58. Teemu finished after the first pack but did his best marathon ever though. 40km race was won by American wonder man, Joey Mantia (Luigino Answer Wheels), with approximately time 56 min. THAT'S FAST!

17th April, Feelings before race
Jani and Teemu will be hunting wic points in season opening race in Zug, Switzerland. Both guys are full of excitement and really looking forward to challenge other teams. Danila, Eerik and Guillermo will start their wic season in Sursee 3rd May.

keskiviikko 16. huhtikuuta 2008

Skinsuit Competition

Period for quessing about team's wic points on season 2008 has expired. It is time to announce your bets. Please, see the lower part of the right side bar.
Only a few bets arriwed so it is quite good changes for those who sent their quess. Many thanks for everyone about interest and good luck to the competition!

tiistai 15. huhtikuuta 2008

Foxes Dominated the Viimsi Indoor Trophy

Danila, Eerik and Teemu conquered podium places in Viimsi Spordihall, Tallinn. The competition consisted of four races on 100m long track. Danila won both time trial and point race. Teemu was the fastes on group sprint and man vs. man pursuit. Eerik was on second position in time trial and point race.

sunnuntai 6. huhtikuuta 2008

"Pikku J" Got Two Silver Medals in ST Nationals

Finnish championship at short track speed skating was held in Rauma Äijänsuo arena on 5th April. Kaj Humisto from Pori was the fastest man in both 500m and 1500m distance before Jani "minifox" Suihkonen. Lauri Heiniö from Rauma got bronze in 500m and Mikko Mäkelä (Pori) in 1500m. Pia Humisto followed in her brothers footsteps and won the both distances in ladies.

maanantai 31. maaliskuuta 2008

Welcome Guillermo!

Experienced Argentinean, Guillermo Trinaroli, will join Foxes for season 2008. Guillermo is three times World Championship medallist, so he will be a real boosting for the team. In addition the worlds he has also multible medals from Pan American Games and other international races.
Guillermo will be living in Switzerland during summer.

perjantai 21. maaliskuuta 2008

Team Member Profile, Teemu

Name: Teemu Ylänen
Nickname: Teme
Age: 29
Hometown: Helsinki
Nation: Finnish
Hobbies: floorball, ice hockey, LT speed skating
Height/weight: 182cm/79kg
Skating club: HTL (Helsinki skating club)
TV programs: Prison brake, House, Sport
Profession: RD Engineer (mechanical)

"My principal aim for season 2008 wic races are to get the first points ever for my self and help other guys as much as I can. Last season I had difficulties to keep up with the main group entire marathon but during off season I have been training hard to improve my skating skill and endurance. Sprinting is my best weapon"

Team Member Profile, Eerik

1. Name: Eerik Idarand
2. Nickname: Erkka
3. Age: 16
4. Hometown: Tallinn
5. Nation: Estonian
6. Hobbies: Cycling, LT speed skating, video games
7. Height and weight: 178cm/77kg
8. Skating club: HTL
9. TV series: -
10. Profession/studies: High school

“This is going to be my first season in world inline cup so I do not have any particular expectations about results. First goal is to get familiar with the speed and keep up with main pack. My strenghts are endurance, technique and mind of a hunter”

Team Member Profile, Danila

1. Name: Danila Ruusu
2. Nickname: Dan
3. Age: 20
4. Hometown: Tallinn
5. Nation: Estonian
6. Hobbies: Soccer, Beach Volleyball
7. Height and weight: 173cm/73kg
8. Skating club: Ruusu skate club
9. TV programs: Eurosport
10. Profession/studies: Tallinn University, Recreation

“My goals for the season are to finish each race in a first pack and getting some races in top 20 places. But in a first place I hope to be a good lead-out for a team sprinters. It will be success for me if a team will manage our sprinter in top 10! Last year it was nice to get some points… this year it should be in every race. My best sides are endurance and recovery which help me in race a lot. Still there is a something to improve, like a top speed at the final sprint.”

Team Member Profile, Jani

Name: Jani Suihkonen
Nickname: Pikku J (Little J)
Age: 26
Hometown: Rauma
Nation: Finnish
Hobbies: floorball, short track, marathon skating (ice)
Height/weight: 160cm/48kg
Skating club: HTL (Helsinki skating club)
TV series: Prison brake, Lost, Sport News
Profession: Teacher in sport and technical handicrafts

"My goals for this season is not only to get wic points for myself in every stage possible but also to help my team mates to be inside top 50. I will also be more activ about break aways and try to finish into top 20 in some races. Last year I got points in two wic races and finished in place 30 in European championship marathon. Endurance is definitely my strenght as a skater but I still have to improve my top speed for final sprints and bunches."

tiistai 18. maaliskuuta 2008

Les Trois Pistes 2008... Oui!

Eerik and Teemu will participate this years three track competition in France. Racing dates will be from 22nd to 24th March and guys will have some training sessions earlier in the week. Team manager Esa and coach Tiit will be chearing boys during week at present.

Monday, 24th March
Racing on pista track turned out to be quite difficult for foxes after a long break. Eerik's position in cadet kategory was 51 and Teemu's in senior men elite 49. However, it was very important to have these hard starts before the first wic stage to learn skating in limited space.
Thursday, 20th March

Third training in Valence d'Agen

Wednesday, 19th March
Second training session in Valence d'Agen

Tuesday, 18th March

First training in Valence d´Agen

perjantai 7. maaliskuuta 2008

keskiviikko 5. maaliskuuta 2008

Sursee added to WIC calender

7 stages of Swiss Inline Cup competitions will be raced also as WIC top class event.
- 19th April, Zug
- 3rd May, Sursee
- 31st May, Milan (unconfirmed)
- 21st June, Weinfelden
- 28th June, Engadin
- 3rd August, Zürich
- 9th August, Biel.

maanantai 3. maaliskuuta 2008

Foxes in the Blog

Team blog was published on March 3rd.

sunnuntai 2. maaliskuuta 2008

Nordic Fox, World Inline Cup 2008

Nordic Fox was registered in WIC on February 28th.