Interview with Andrew Musgrave – GB XC Skier

On 16th January I was fortunate to catch up with Andrew Musgrave, GB’s top Cross Country Skier. We had a general chat about the season with some insight into Andrew’s tough training schedule & the current season.

Andrew is a cross-country skier from Oyne, in North-East Scotland. He got involved in serious racing through his local club, Huntly Nordic Ski Club.

He’s now based in Trondheim, Norway where he studies part time at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

10.12.2020, Davos, Switzerland, (SUI): Andrew Musgrave (GBR) – FIS world cup cross-country, photoshooting, Davos (SUI). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Andrew has firmly established himself as a top level skier internationally. He’s been on the podium at World Cup, won the Norwegian Championships and has a number of solid results from the Olympics and the World Championships. His goal now is to make it onto the top step of the podium at World Cup level and to bring home a medal from the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Andrew Musgrave – GB XC Skier

Sponsors & Favourite Gear

Bliz Eyewear (eyewear sponsor). My favourite product is the Matrix Small glasses. https://www.bliz.com/

Salomon (ski, boot, binding sponsor): My favourite product is definitely the S/LAB Carbon skis. Without them I wouldn’t race so fast! https://www.salomon.com/en-gb

Swix (personal ski-pole sponsor & GB XC team clothing sponsor): Best product is the top of the range racing pole: Triac 4.0 Aero. https://www.swixsport.com/

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

7th – 30km Skiathlon, World Championships, Seefeld, AUT, 2019
7th – Skiathlon, Winter Olympic Games, PyeongChang, KOR, 2018
4th – 50km Free Mass Start, World Championships, Lahti, FIN, 2017
2nd – 15km Freestyle Pursuit time of the day, WC, Quebec, CAN, 2017
3rd – 15km Free, World Cup, Toblach, ITA, 2017
1st – 30km Freestyle Pursuit time of the day, TdS, Toblach, ITA, 2015
1st – Sprint Freestyle, Norwegian Championships, NOR, 2014

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One Reply to “Interview with Andrew Musgrave – GB XC Skier”

  1. Great interview with Muzzy . He is very modest considering that he and Andrew Young have taken GB from nowhere to the top flight. They regularly beat the best skiers from the US, Canada., Italy , Germany, Austria etc. The problem is that , apart from young Jimmy Clugnet, who is coming along really well, we do not have anybody else and so there is no strength in depth. We cannot make up a relay team with only 3 athletes .. ! Also, the Norwegians, Swedes etc also have great women skiers. Still, hopefully, things will get better with the three musketeers continuing to improve and some of the youth squad coming through to expand the team.

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