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Canmore Report 3
By:  Team XCOttawa.ca   (2005/12/03)


XC Ottawa athletes competed in the Haywood NorAm Cup series at the Canmore Nordic Centre today. The sprint was 1km long on a man-made snow loop (skating) . It was cold, barely above -25įC and the heats unfolded slowly making for a long day. Sheila, Eva, P-O, and Megan chose to race today. Megan and Sheila advanced to the quater-finals but were eliminated in their heats. They\'ll both be looking for top 10 results in tomorrow\'s race!

Top-4 Menís Results: Haywood NorAm - Madshus Sprints

1.Phil Widmer, Banff, Alta.; 2. Drew Goldsack, Red Deer, Alta.; 3. Chris Jeffries, Chelsea, Que.; 4. Gord Jewett, Toronto.

Top-4 Womenís Results: Haywood NorAm - Madshus Sprints

1.Beckie Scott, Vermilion, Alta.; 2. Chandra Crawford, Canmore, Alta.; 3. Tara Whitten, Edmonton; 4. Dasha Gaiazova, Montreal.

Full Race Results will be available at: http://www.zone4.ca/

Those that didn\'t race today were saving themselves for the Sunday World Cup qualifier - and a mass start classic race; 10k for the women, and 15k for the men. This classic race will help select Canadian athletes that will compete in the December World Cup races.

The Canmore and Silverstar-Sovereign Lake race venues will also be the site of World Cup races in December. The best cross country skiers in the world will be racing, and for many athletes it will be the last chance for these athletes to earn points on the road to the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. Both the Canmore Nordic Centre (site of the Nordic skiing events for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics) and Sovereign Lake have upgraded their facilities for the World Cup events, so the NorAm races will be excellent racing in many regards.

Here are some links to keep you updated:

Canmore Nordic Centre WebCam.

Silverstar Mountain

Sovereign Lake

Canmore World Cup 2005

Sovereign Lake World Cup 2005

Sheila racing at Haywood Noram in Sovereign Lake, 2004.

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