This year the FIS, skiing governing body, has introduced a Tour de France style event, sort of. It's not the long grueling stages you might expect, but 8 more traditional distance and sprint races crammed into 10 days taking place at 5 different venues in 3 countries. More details are at the official site...tour-de-ski.com
Keep up on all the action with the Canadian team..
Stage #5 - Val di Femme
Stage #4 - Asiago Sprints
Devon Kershaw didn't race due to illness, but the rest of the Canadian Team did. Chandra Crawford qualified 4th, but ended up 12th in the end. Sean Crooks was 19th and Stephan Kuhn was 25th and Perrianne Jones was 35th.
Stage #3 - Oberstdorf Classic
Sounds like a tough waxing day for a classic race - 0įC and snowing! Lots of ski problems all around as a Norwegian wax coach has even resigned after today. The German men got it right however, going 1, 2 and 3! Devon Kershaw still leads the sprint jersey, so we'll hope he's rested for tomorrow's sprint!
- Women's results
- Men's results
- Exhausted Canadians Struggle to Find Right Wax and Skis at Tour de Ski
- A German Day
- Comments from the leaders (Devon Kershaw leads in the sprint)
Stage #2 - Oberstdorf Pursuits
Day 2 of racing saw Canada produce a few more good results. Devon Kershaw, of Sudbury, Ont., continues to lead the way for the Canadian squad while enjoying a breakthrough season. The 24 year old moved into 12th spot in the Tour de Ski standings after finishing 25th in the 20km pursuit race. Drew Goldsack was 38th, George Grey, 52nd , Stefan Kuhn, 59th , Sean Crooks, 74th and Dan Roycroft in 76th.
Dasha Gaiazova led a young quartet of Canadian women in the 10-kilometre pursuit Tuesday. Gaiazova finished in 44th. Perianne Jones, of Almonte, who is competing in her first stint on the World Cup finished in 51st spot. Chandra Crawford, continues to focus her training efforts on the distance races finished 52nd, while Amanda Ammar, of Onoway, Alta., was 56th
Stage #1 - Oberstdorf Sprints
The first day of the FIS Tour de ski was very successful for the Canadian National Team - Devon Kershaw was 2nd and Chandra Crawford was 3rd in the Munich Sprints. Here are a few relevant articles...
- Sprint Pictures
- CCC: Canadian Skiers Make Two Trips to the Podium in Opening Day
- Eurosport: Wins for Eigenmann and Boergen
- First hand account of the action
- Stage 1 - Men's Results
- Stage 1 - Women's Results