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.