dresden germany – In Dresden http://in-dresden.info/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:01:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://in-dresden.info/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-04T214522.892-150x150.jpg dresden germany – In Dresden http://in-dresden.info/ 32 32 Virginia man watches first Ukrainian refugees arrive in Dresden; some still trapped as Russia invades https://in-dresden.info/virginia-man-watches-first-ukrainian-refugees-arrive-in-dresden-some-still-trapped-as-russia-invades/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 02:16:12 +0000 https://in-dresden.info/virginia-man-watches-first-ukrainian-refugees-arrive-in-dresden-some-still-trapped-as-russia-invades/ PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — European countries are beginning to take in the first refugees from Ukraine as people flee the conflict-torn country. Seth Middlecoop, a native of Smithfield, Va., was in Dresden, Germany on Sunday when the very first refugees arrived. He says the city has welcomed them with open arms. People thronged the streets […]]]>

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — European countries are beginning to take in the first refugees from Ukraine as people flee the conflict-torn country.

Seth Middlecoop, a native of Smithfield, Va., was in Dresden, Germany on Sunday when the very first refugees arrived. He says the city has welcomed them with open arms. People thronged the streets of the city in the blue and yellow colors of Ukraine, holding signs, singing songs and giving speeches.

“It was really beautiful to see everyone coming together and showing solidarity for a country that most people have probably never been to,” Middlecoop said. “There were choirs, local choirs singing in solidarity to support the Ukrainian movement to fight against this Russian aggression.”

Middlecoop has been living in Germany since 2018 where he is working on a graduate degree in international relations. He was able to connect our sister station WAVY with some of his Ukrainian friends who are trapped in the country.

BELOW: A Smithfield man living in Dresden describes the influx of support as Ukrainians seek safety in Germany.

Anastasiia Voskresenka lives in Kiev with her husband and their three-year-old daughter. She told us about the very first night of the invasion of Russian troops.

“At 5 a.m. I woke up because I heard the explosions of bombs,” Voskresenka said. “Shortly after, about 10 or 15 minutes, I heard the second explosion. After that I decided to wake up my husband and decide what we were going to do.

They decided to leave immediately. After quickly throwing clothes into suitcases, they headed for the bus stop as train tickets were sold out.

“As soon as we got to the bus station, it’s the horrible situation, like thousands of people they were trying to get on the bus. But they couldn’t,” Voskresenka said. “People were hitting each other, hitting each other, and it was just disastrous. It was the first day of the war, no one knew, so people were panicking and running everywhere.

BELOW: Extended interview with Anastasiia Voskresenka

They eventually managed to get to safety and are now living with relatives in western Ukraine. They want to go to Poland but with their young daughter, Voskresenka says it’s almost impossible. Her husband is part of the Ukrainian IT team, fighting Russian cyberattacks.

“Before we were scared, but now our nervous system has already gotten used to it,” Voskresenka said, saying her mother who remained in Kiev can now sleep during the shelling.

“The most horrible thing is the child. I wish she had never experienced this because she is only three years old and she already knows what the world is like” , she added.

WAVY also spoke with Victoria Zakusylo, who is stuck in her hometown of Sumy, Ukraine, located just 35 kilometers from the Russian border. Sumy was one of the first cities invaded by the Russians.

Sumy remains under Ukrainian control but the Russians are there. Russian tanks fill the streets around his house. Street fights are still common in Sumy.

“My hands started shaking in fear, really. Yesterday afternoon I heard machine guns and after two or three explosions, not far from my house because the window panes were shaking.

Victoria Zakousylo

As WAVY was interviewing Zakusylo via a Zoom video call, she heard what sounded like an explosion.

She says many residents have joined the territorial defense, taking up arms to fight back.

“We believe in our army and we believe in our armed forces, but it’s unbearably painful to have this experience of war in 2022,” she said.

BELOW: Extended interview with Victoria Zakusylo.

Elena Pislari also joined our conversation. She now lives in Stuttgart, Germany, but still has family in Crimea.

She says she would like Western leaders to unite more than they currently do.

“Because they have way more political power than they realize,” Pislari explained. “If they unite, it will be a faster way to end this.”

And for the average American who would like to help, Zakusylo and Voskresenka agree, the best support right now is awareness and prayer.

“Support us with words. Share information. Just pray for Ukraine. It is very important for us to know that we are not the only ones who know about Ukraine.”

They also added that a boycott of Russian vodka wouldn’t hurt either.

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Associate researcher / PhD student (m/f/x) job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN) https://in-dresden.info/associate-researcher-phd-student-m-f-x-job-with-technische-universitat-dresden-tu-dresden/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://in-dresden.info/associate-researcher-phd-student-m-f-x-job-with-technische-universitat-dresden-tu-dresden/ AT TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communications Engineering, the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks offer, subject to the availability of resources, a position of Associate researcher / PhD student (m/f/x) (subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L) departure as soon as possible. […]]]>

AT TU Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communications Engineering, the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks offer, subject to the availability of resources, a position of

Associate researcher / PhD student (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

departure as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 36 months with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of resources. The duration of employment is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the possibility of obtaining an additional academic qualification (eg a doctorate).

Tasks: We are seeking applications for a PhD position in quantum technologies for the QuaPhySI project, which investigates quantum bridge technologies with potential for application to future generations of communication networks and to the quantum internet. To this end, a holistic concept for a network architecture based on physical layer service integration (PLSI) will be designed. Compatibility with 6G networks will be ensured. The concept will be made accessible and evaluated by emulating the entire quantum classical network protocol stack. The concrete building blocks of the roadmap are tangle-assisted data transmission (ED) and unconscious transfer (OT). The project focuses on secure and efficient classical quantum communication networks, also considering classical quantum error correction procedures for reliability. In this context, the successful candidate will have to work on the theoretical definition of the relationship between industrial requirements and communication and mathematical/physical tasks in PLSI. The work will also focus on identifying use cases for future classical quantum communication networks and the various possible industrial application scenarios considering effective, efficient and secure communication with PLSI. In parallel, the evaluation from the network point of view taking into account the defined use cases and KPIs will also be carried out. Then, the candidate will study the resilience of the system against possible attacks. This will include creating a general theory of basic protocols related to point-to-point transmissions. Next, the successful candidate will design the classical quantum protocols and characteristics of the link and network layers. This includes the study of methods to provide flow control and reliable communication (at the bit/qubit and packet level), as well as the management and control of entanglement generation and distribution, frame routing quantum and the impact on classical packets. Regarding packet reliability, the candidate will have to deal with the design of the network coding for the classical-quantum protocol stack.

Requirements: university degree (Diploma/Master) in physics, mathematics, electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications engineering or computer science; knowledge of quantum mechanics and/or network coding is strongly recommended; fluency in English and good oral and written communication. Previous experience with C/C++ and Python programming languages ​​is also highly recommended.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same goes for people with disabilities.

Please submit your application by March 4, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the university’s central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it as a single pdf document to isabel.delkus@tu-dresden.de or for: TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Deutsche Telekom Professur für Kommunikationsnetze, Frau Isabel Delkus, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further data protection information can be found on the website: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis

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Associate researcher (m/f/x) job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN) https://in-dresden.info/associate-researcher-m-f-x-job-with-technische-universitat-dresden-tu-dresden/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://in-dresden.info/associate-researcher-m-f-x-job-with-technische-universitat-dresden-tu-dresden/ AT TU Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Chair of Computational Logic invite, subject to available resources, applications for a joint position as Research Associate (m/f/x) (subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L) […]]]>

AT TU Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Chair of Computational Logic invite, subject to available resources, applications for a joint position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

as part of the research project KI-assistierte Zertifizierung medizinischer Software (KIMEDS), from March 01, 2022. The position is limited until February 28, 2025. The period of employment is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the possibility of obtaining an additional academic qualification (eg a doctorate).

Tasks: The growing complexity of programmable medical devices contrasts fundamentally with an outdated certification process, which often still relies on tables and manually generated texts. The goal of KIMEDS is to fundamentally improve the security, transparency and efficiency of certification by developing a system of interoperable ontology-based software tools and services, supported by AI and standardized at scale. international. As a collaborator of this joint interdisciplinary project with the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, certification authorities and manufacturers of medical devices, you will be involved in the realization of this vision using methods of knowledge representation and automatic reasoning . The position is focused on basic research. Publication and presentation of research results in international venues are important parts of the work.

Requirements: We are looking for motivated and talented employees with a very good university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in computer science or a related field. The position is particularly suitable for candidates with prior experience in the following subjects:

  • AI methods in the areas of knowledge representation, logic programming, logical reasoning;
  • foundations and applications of other symbolic AI methods, eg planning, process modeling, optimization;
  • design and implementation of related systems in common programming languages.

Candidates should organize their work independently, enjoy working in a team and speak and write German and English fluently.

As a member of a research group at the International Center for Computational Logic, you will be part of a successful team of enthusiastic researchers from different nationalities and backgrounds. You will work in the inspiring environment of TU Dresden, one of Germany’s leading research universities in a livable city with rich culture and nature.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same goes for people with disabilities.

Please submit your complete application (including cover letter, CV and certificates) by February 3, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the university’s central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it as a single pdf document to sebastian.rudolph@tu-dresden.de or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Informatik, Institut für Künstliche Intelligenz, Professur für Computational Logic, Herrn Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rudolph, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please send only copies, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further data protection information can be found on the website: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis

Please find the German version under:

https://tu-dresden.de/stellenausschreibung/9128

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The beautifully decorated Dresden dairy store is a feast for the eyes https://in-dresden.info/the-beautifully-decorated-dresden-dairy-store-is-a-feast-for-the-eyes/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://in-dresden.info/the-beautifully-decorated-dresden-dairy-store-is-a-feast-for-the-eyes/ The Pfunds Molkerei in Dresden, Germany features hand-painted tiles and neoclassical artwork. (JP Lawrence/Stars and Stripes) Driving through Dresden on a gray winter day made me feel dismal. But when I visited “the most beautiful dairy in the world”, things cleared up. The Pfunds Molkerei is like an ornate palace that sells cheese, among other […]]]>
The Pfunds Molkerei in Dresden, Germany features hand-painted tiles and neoclassical artwork. (JP Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

Driving through Dresden on a gray winter day made me feel dismal.

But when I visited “the most beautiful dairy in the world”, things cleared up.

The Pfunds Molkerei is like an ornate palace that sells cheese, among other things. Its walls are covered in hand-painted porcelain tiles with floral accents and gilt moldings, adorned with images of angels, mythical beasts and cows. Chandeliers hang above the cheese counter.

Pfunds provided the actual setting for the whimsical pastry in director Wes Anderson’s 2014 film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Tourists, who number in the thousands in normal years, wander through the shop, partly to buy fine cheeses and bottles of wine but mostly to admire the decor, the beauty of which has become famous.

That the cheese dairy still exists is a miracle. Built in 1892 by the Pfund brothers, it survived American and British firebombing during World War II that killed an estimated 25,000 people.

The attack destroyed the city’s famously magnificent architecture, which was replaced by Soviet dwellings: imposing, impersonal and so boxy.

Some 35 other cheese factories owned by the Pfund brothers were destroyed in the firebombing, according to a history posted on the company’s website.

Local cheeses, chocolates and wines are for sale. Shoppers can also purchase gift baskets with soaps and jams as well as tourist items, such as mugs and hand-painted tiles like those on the walls.

Pfunds Molkerei items include local cheeses and wines, as well as jams and cups.

Pfunds Molkerei items include local cheeses and wines, as well as jams and cups. (JP Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

An infused truffle tapinade was available at Pfunds Molkerei.

An infused truffle tapinade was available at Pfunds Molkerei. (JP Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

In a corner by the window, a ceramic cow, hand-painted in garlands of green leaves and orange flowers, puffs for eternity, frozen in mid-moo. It costs 18.90 euros.

A ceramic milk cow is for sale in the gift section of Pfunds Molkerei in Dresden, Germany.

A ceramic milk cow is for sale in the gift section of Pfunds Molkerei in Dresden, Germany. (JP Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

The shop’s kitsch is juxtaposed with its regal luxury aesthetic, and also the fact that people buy cheese there, a food whose most notable fans are mice.

The store, formerly known as Dresdner Molkerei Gebrueder Pfund, is near Dresden’s city center, a morning’s drive from the Grafenwoehr training area.

Many years before, I had read about the destruction of Dresden by the “good guys” during WWII, as told in Kurt Vonnegut’s book “Slaughterhouse-Five”. After my visit, the destruction didn’t seem so abstract anymore.

Dresden rebuilt, however, and preserved what survived. The dairy was restored decades later, after the reunification of Germany.

As I left Pfunds Molkerei, I noticed that even the paper bag that came with my purchase contained elaborate baroque art.

The shopping bag given to Pfunds Molkerei customers features similar artwork to those found in the store.

The shopping bag given to Pfunds Molkerei customers features similar artwork to those found in the store. (JP Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

This realization has added to my appreciation for those who try to make their little part of the world – even a dairy store – a little more beautiful.

A 3D rendering of the empty Pfunds Molkerei on the company's website shows the ornate cheese shop decorations.

A 3D rendering of the empty Pfunds Molkerei on the company’s website shows the ornate cheese shop decorations. (Pfunds Molkerei)

Address: Bautznerstrasse 79, Dresden, Germany. Public parking available on two nearby lots and a garage. Accessible by tram from the city center via the Plusnitzerstrasse stop.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays and public holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check the website for disruptions related to COVID-19.

Cost: Free entry. The items on sale range from 2 euros to 40 euros.

Contact information: Telephone, +49 (0)351 80 80 80; English website, pfunds.de/en

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Jp Lawrence reports on the US military in Afghanistan and the Middle East. He served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2017. He graduated from Columbia Journalism School and Bard College and is a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines.



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Germans charged with million-euro theft from Dresden museum https://in-dresden.info/germans-charged-with-million-euro-theft-from-dresden-museum/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://in-dresden.info/germans-charged-with-million-euro-theft-from-dresden-museum/ Six men will go on trial next year for a spectacular €1 million heist that took place in Dresden, Germany. The men, all German citizens, are accused of stealing an 18th century jewelry collection from Dresden’s notorious Green Vault Museum in 2019. The trial will open on January 28 and the men, aged 22 to […]]]>

Six men will go on trial next year for a spectacular €1 million heist that took place in Dresden, Germany.

The men, all German citizens, are accused of stealing an 18th century jewelry collection from Dresden’s notorious Green Vault Museum in 2019.

The trial will open on January 28 and the men, aged 22 to 28, are charged with organized gang robbery and arson.

Prosecutors say the break at the museum in the eastern German city took place on November 25.

The court will hear how, to cover up their break-in, the alleged thieves started a fire that knocked out power to streetlights outside the museum in the eastern German city.

The men then sawed off iron bars to enter the showroom. CCTV showed two of the burglars entering the museum with torches looking for valuables to snatch.

The gang is also accused of lighting a vehicle in a nearby garage before fleeing to Berlin.

The Green Vault is one of the oldest museums in the world. It was created in 1723 and contains the treasury of Augustus the Strong of Saxony, comprising around 4,000 objects made of gold, precious stones and other materials.

What was stolen in the Green Vault robbery?

21 jewels, containing more than 4,300 diamonds, were stolen in all.

Items taken include diamond, sapphire, ruby ​​and emerald jewelry, jeweled buttons and cufflinks, and a sword with nearly 800 diamonds set in the hilt and hilt.

Among the items of particular historical significance that were taken away were a set of jewelery that once belonged to a queen of Saxony and a diamond-encrusted medal that belonged to Augustus the Strong, former king of Poland.

The most valuable piece stolen in the robbery was the famous 49-carat Dresden white diamond from India.

“There is nowhere, in any other collection in Europe, jewelry or adornments that have been preserved in this form and quality and quantity like these royal adornments,” said Dirk Syndram, director of the Green Vault after the robbery. .

When the museum reopened in May 2020, the display cases containing the stolen goods had remained empty.

Estimates of the value of the stolen loot vary, with AP reporting that the stolen items are worth €113.8 million, but German outlet DW claims the amount is over €1 billion.

The missing treasures have so far not been found and experts fear they have been demolished to be sold.

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Taugbøl wins City Sprint in Dresden; Schoonmaker back in semis to finish 9th – FasterSkier.com https://in-dresden.info/taugbol-wins-city-sprint-in-dresden-schoonmaker-back-in-semis-to-finish-9th-fasterskier-com/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://in-dresden.info/taugbol-wins-city-sprint-in-dresden-schoonmaker-back-in-semis-to-finish-9th-fasterskier-com/ The men’s podium in the Dresden individual freestyle sprint. Håvard Solås Taugbøl (NOR) won ahead of Federico Pellegrino (ITA) and Lucas Chanavat (FRA). (Photo: NordicFocus) This World Cup coverage is made possible by the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence award. To learn more about the A […]]]>
The men’s podium in the Dresden individual freestyle sprint. Håvard Solås Taugbøl (NOR) won ahead of Federico Pellegrino (ITA) and Lucas Chanavat (FRA). (Photo: NordicFocus)

This World Cup coverage is made possible by the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and the A Hall Mark of Excellence award. To learn more about the A Hall Mark of Excellence award or to find out how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage, please contact info@fasterskier.com.

With Christmas decor bordering a ribbon of snow better indicating that we are nearing the end of Period I and heading into the holiday season than the surrounding green grass in Dresden, Germany, the athletes took to the track in the city for another iteration of his thrilling sprint weekend. Wet conditions well above freezing allowed for some fast racing on the two-lap course, which often sees spicy turns and tactics, without a significant climb to decisively separate the peloton.

If you want a throwback to January 2018, here is a video clip of Instagram where Simi Hamilton painfully confronts the plants, just after breaking the post of Johannes Hosflot Klaebo. This left Hamilton with a lip full of carbon fiber shards and numerous abrasions from the hard granular track. Good time.

After the first three race weekends, 21-year-old JC Schoonmaker was second in the U23 World Cup standings and 27th in the overall World Cup standings. Showing he was ready to build on this platform, Schoonmaker beat the qualifier, finishing third, 1.16 seconds behind the Norwegian. Håvard Solås Taugbøl and around 0.3 behind Richard Jouve of France, who qualified second.

In an episode of Nordic Nation taped earlier this week, Schoonmaker, along with teammates Ben Ogden and Gus Schumacher, explained how their results in early season races encouraged them to push their limits and take risks in their sprint as they transitioned to their senior. racing careers. Instead of going for round four or five, which they say shows you’re limiting your potential on semi-final day, they wanted to start racing in earlier rounds with the top qualifiers. Increase their risk of being eliminated early, but also learn what it takes to advance further in the rounds.

JC Schoonmaker skied in 3rd place in qualifying in Dresden. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Today Schoonmaker raced in the first run alongside Taugbol and Jouve, with Even Northug (NOR), Johan Häggström (SWE) and his teammate Logan Hanneman, who qualified 7th, 28th and 30th respectively.

The first lap of the race, the pace was fast but the men looked cool, each carefully navigating the hairpin bends and not running aggressively. As they accelerated into the second lap, Schoonmaker kept in contact with Jouve, who was not in the lead, but was still racing in a controlling position up front with Taugbol. Dropping into a tuck after a roll and rounding the hairpin safely, Schoonmaker headed into the home stretch behind Jouve. As they raced through the final lanes, it was Taugbøl and Jouve in the lead for a photo-finish, with Northug finishing just ahead of Schoonmaker from close range for third and fourth place.

JC Schoonmaker scores Richard Jouve (FRA) during the first quarter-final in Dresden. Logan Hanneman stays in touch with the peloton in bib 30. (Photo: NordicFocus)

As the remaining quarter-finals progressed, it became clear that Round 1 was the fastest, allowing both Northug and Schoonmaker to advance to the semi-finals.

Hanneman also stayed in touch throughout the heat, finishing 1.88 seconds behind the leaders but sixth in the heat. With the final rounds decided, Hanneman’s position was 30th overall that day.

Also racing in the quarter-finals, Canadian Graham Ritchie qualified in 16th and raced in the fifth quarter-final round. In a competitive position throughout the second lap, Ritchie entered the final hairpin on the inside of the curve, looking to slide into position before the final stretch. Perhaps lacking real estate along the v-board, Ritchie fell, losing position and the ability to advance further. He ends his day 26th.

Graham Ritchie pushes the pace in the quarter-finals in Dresden. (Photo: NordicFocus)

A post-race Instagram story posted by Ritchie’s trainer, Erik Bråten captioned “sh*t happening” showed that his ski tip had broken and the base had delaminated – not ideal.

Running into the first semi, Schoonmaker looked comfortable and flowing, approaching the heat similar to the first in terms of positioning heading into the second round.

In the lead, the Italian Federico Pellegrino, winner last year, set the tone alongside Taugbøl, with Jouve in a strong position on their tails.

Crossing the finish line, JC Schoonmaker remains in position with the leaders to qualify for the final round. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Trusting his boards and catching a quick draft, Schoonmaker dropped low again as he descended the final roll and into the final curve. Once again he was trailing Jouve and in contact with the front of the peloton, however, as they headed down the final lanes he was only in position to take fifth in the heat, unable to reach the last lap.

Always a very good overall result, Schoonmaker ended his day in 9th place overall.

In a post-race interview, Schoonmaker discussed his decision to select run one, as well as warming up his roller ski, maintaining the headspace needed to perform between runs and what awaiting him over the next few weeks. A quick note, we had issues with the WiFi connection which interrupted some of Schoonmaker’s comments. Remote reporting trials from eight time zones.

Taugbøl won the first semi-final, with Pellegrino remaining narrowly ahead of Chanavat in second and third. Jouve was just 0.3 seconds behind his team-mate, leaving the two Frenchmen waiting to see if they would advance as lucky losers.

A tight finish for the top four, JC Schoonmaker moved up to fifth in his semi-final. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Lead changes and close races developed the plot of the second round of the semi-finals, which featured Northug and his teammate Sindre Bjørnestad Skar is battling for position with two Russians, Gleb Retivykh and Alexander Terentev, who beat Klæbo in the opening sprint in Ruka and is currently just ahead of Schoonmaker in the U23 standings.

Each unable to break away up front on the fast, flat tracks, Northug, Skar and Retivykh came on in unison, kicking their boots for a three-way photo-finish. Although their times were indistinguishable, it was determined that their finishing order was just that: Northug, Skar, Retivykh, with Terentev a ski length away in fourth. Men crashed in all directions as they crossed the line, falling to the ground and gasping for air to prove the intensity of the effort.

Before the finish, the second semi-final was tight between two Russians and two Norwegians. (Photo: NordicFocus)

On the clock, Jouve and Terentev were on the wrong side of the lucky loser’s cusp. They ended their day in the semi-finals, while Retivykh and Chanavat qualified for the final.

No more head changes and thrills, Chanavat took the lead on the first lap of the Final. Crossing the finish line for the first time, Taugbøl moved forward as Pellegrino hid on their tails. On the backstretch, the Italian joined Chanavat, powerfully skiing over Taugbøl’s tails as they safely rounded the first hairpin. Not looking to give up space, Taugbøl held himself in a commanding position up front.

Around the final curve, Pellegrino attempted to sneak outside Taugbøl, but could not gain enough ground to find the lead. Approaching the final straight away, Pellegrino attacked the track with a powerful V2, but it was still Taugbøl who had the lead, crossing the line just 0.15 seconds ahead of the Italian. .

Norwegian Håvard Solås Taugbøl won his first World Cup victory ahead of Federico Pellegrino (ITA) and Lucas Chanavat (FRA). (Photo: NordicFocus)

In pursuit, Frenchman Lucas Chanavat crossed the line a ski length behind Pellegrino for the third step of the podium (+0.68), with Northug, Skar and Retivykh crossing a few meters behind to close the last heat in fourth (+ 1.22), fifth (+2.01) and sixth (+6.15).

Today’s result marked Taugbøl’s first World Cup victory.

“It feels good,” he humbly told the FIS after the race. “It’s of course a goal I’ve been trying to achieve all my life, and to do it in Dresden in a sprint hall is really fun and I’m proud of myself today.”

The men’s podium congratulates each other for their efforts in Dresden. (Photo: NordicFocus)
Sportsmanship and respect at the rendezvous at the finish of the men’s sprint in Dresden. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Taugbøl also spoke to his highly respected opponents with whom he shared the podium.

“Of course beating guys like Pellegrino and Chanavat is a dream come true. If you try to count how many podiums and wins they have, I can’t count so far. So it’s amazing to be there with them.

Norway’s Håvard Solås Taugbøl claimed his first World Cup victory on the slopes of Dresden. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Although he won’t add another win to his resume, today’s result may mark a turning point in Pellegrino’s start to the season. The Italian, who has been a force in skate sprints for many seasons now, had yet to race in a final this season.

In an Olympic year that includes a free sprint, Pellegrino will be looking to return to peak form in February. The Italian finished 11th in the event at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, and took second place in the classic sprint, his weakest discipline, in PyeongChang in 2018, just behind Klaebo.

Italian Federico Pellegrino is back in shape in Dresden. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Outside the top 30, Kevin Bolger, who finished 6th in the individual sprint in Dresden last year, qualified 42nd (+7.97). Bolger was about two seconds out of the top 30.

After Bolger, Ben Ogden finished 51st in qualifying (+9.37), with Luke Jager 63rd (+10.73).

Ben Ogden runs the qualifier with Dreden’s dramatic skyline in the background. (Photo: NordicFocus)

Running for Canada, Russell Kennedy finished 48th (+8.85) in qualifying.

The urban sprint weekend continues tomorrow with the men’s and women’s team sprints.

Results:

Qualification | Final

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