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XC Ottawa in Val Cartier
By:  Megan McTavish   (2006/01/11)

In a snowy and surprisingly not too cold Quebec weekend, XC Ottawa battled it out with many of the best skiers in the country. The weekend had its ups and downs with some team members posting strong results and others battling sickness or competing in their first races of the season. Overall, XC Ottawa was well represented with all but one team member competing. Top results in the women's races went to Sheila who was 12th in the 10km classic and 20th in the pursuit after taking a wrong turn near the end...she had been in 14th and gaining at the time. Linnea posted the top women's result in the sprint narrowly missing the qualification round. She ended up in 16th position for the senior women's category.

On the men's side, Karl gradually improved throughout the weekend. He started out in 13th in the 15km classic, finished 12th in the sprint and finally 6th in the 20km pursuit. He was closely followed in the pursuit by Ed (15th) and Gavin (17th) who were both racing well. Full results can be found at zone4.ca.

Here are some pictures from the weekend....

Karl in his sprint quarterfinal heat

Karl battling his way through the classic portion of the pursuit.

Gavin and Ed fighting it out during the classic leg.

Wayne skiing a strong classic leg.

Ed looking for a feed!

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