Tore Ruud Hofstad

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Tore Ruud Hofstad
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Tore Ruud Hofstad in 2005
Born (1979-08-09) August 9, 1979 (age 39)
Eidsvoll, Norway
Ski clubLillehammer Skiklub
World Cup career
Seasons2000–2009
Individual wins1
Indiv. podiums4

Tore Ruud Hofstad (born 9 August 1979) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed from 1998 to 2010. A freestyle specialist, Hofstad is best noted as a member of the Norwegian relay team during three successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championship campaigns. In total, he won six medals in the World Ski Championships: four golds (Team sprint: 2005, 4 × 10 km: 2003, 2005, 2009), one silver (Individual sprint: 2003), and one bronze (15 km: 2005).

Hofstad has eight individual victories from 2001 to 2005 and presently skis for Lillehammer SK. He suffered long term illness that kept him out for the entire 2008 season, which was diognised as TWAR.

In 2009 he was part of the record-setting Norwegian relay team which won the men's 4 × 10 kilometer relay for a record fifth consecutive time. Hofstad expressed joy in being able to prove his doubters wrong, after he had performed well, gaining over ten seconds on Germany's Franz Göring.

Hofstad announced his retirement from professional cross-country skiing in July 2010.[1]

Hofstad announced he will be launching a comeback attempt in 2012.[2]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 1 victory
  • 4 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2001–02  2 March 2002 Finland Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
2  2003–04  22 November 2003 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
3 2005–06 27 November 2005 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
4  2006–07  18 November 2006 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 5 victories
  • 10 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2001–02  10 March 2002 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Svartedal / Jevne / Bjonviken
2 2002–03 19 January 2003 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Aukland / Estil / Alsgaard
3  2003–04  23 November 2003 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Svartedal / Hjelmeset / Berger
4 22 February 2004 Sweden Umeå, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 2nd Hjelmeset / Estil / Skjeldal
5 2004–05 12 December 2004 Italy Lago di Tesero, Italy 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Svartedal / Hjelmeset / Estil
6 20 March 2005 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Svartedal / Hjelmeset / Skjeldal
7  2005–06  20 November 2005 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Rønning / Svartedal / Hetland
8 15 January 2006 Italy Lago di Tesero, Italy 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 3rd Hjelmeset / Svartedal / Gjerdalen
9 2007–08 25 November 2007 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Sundby / Svartedal / Hetland
10 2008–09 23 November 2008 Sweden Gällivare, Sweden 4 x 10 km Relay M World Cup 1st Sundby / Rønning / Northug

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tore Ruud Hofstad legger opp". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 2010-07-07. Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  2. ^ "Ruud Hofstad gjør comeback på Beito". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  3. ^ "Athlete : HOFSTAD Tore Ruud". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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