• Alex 50km Lahti Champion
    • Canadian World Cup Podiums CORRECTED

      January 3, 2011

      Devon Kershaw's result today was not necessarily Canada's best individual distance result since 1988, when Pierre Harvey (Alex's father) won the 50k World Cup, in Oslo Norway, the year Alex was born. That was the same distance race that Alex Harvey came third in, in 2009.

      FIS differentiate between stage wins on the Tour de Ski and seperate World Cup competitions. On their podium listings under their stats section FIS did not include Ivan Babikov's stage win in Val di Fiemme in the 2009 Tour de Ski. In thisTour's 15k classic event, Devon had the fastest time of the day, overcoming the pursuit start handicap and thus Devon's performance should be Canada's best performance since Ivan's win in 2009.

      Alex Harvey and George Grey had a third place World Cup result in the 2009 team sprint event at Whistler.

      Four Canadian women, Beckie Scott, Sara Renner, Chandra Crawford and Angela Schmidt-Foster have had individual World Cup podium results.

      Canadian best men's individual World Cup results:

      Pierre Harvey
      Race date Place Nation Category Discipline Position Points
      19-03-1988  Oslo NOR  World Cup  50 km F   
      12-03-1988  Falun SWE  World Cup  30 km F   
      15-12-1987  Castelrotto/Kastelruth ITA  World Cup  30 km F   
      07-03-1987  Falun SWE  World Cup  30 km F 

      Alex Harvey
      14-03-2009  Trondheim NOR  World Cup  50 km C Mst  6.32 

      Devon Kershaw
      01-01-2011  Oberhof GER  Stage World Cup  15 km C Pursuit  0.21 
      28-12-2008  Oberhof GER  Stage World Cup  15 km C Handicap Start  12.25 
      31-12-2006  Muenchen GER  Stage World Cup  SP 1.1 km F Final 
      07-03-2006  Borlaenge SWE  World Cup  SP 1.5 km F Final  3

      Ivan Babikov
      04-01-2009  Val di Fiemme ITA  Stage World Cup  10 km F Pursuit  0.00 


      All Canadian World Cup podiums.
      Nation Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4-10 Total
      2011   1 1 5 7
      2010     1 4 5
      2009     2 12 14
      2008 2     4 6
      2006 4 6 5 14 29
      2005       9 9
      2004   1   10 11
      2003   2 1 5 8
      2002     1 8 9
      2001     1 1 2
      2000       3 3
      1999       3 3
      1998       1 1
      1988 2   1   3
      1987 1   1 3 5
      1986       4 4
      1985       2 2
      1984       1 1
      1983       1 1
      1982       6 6