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      December 10, 2017


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      Temperatures were just a bit below zero, with some light snow, as the racers headed out for the final races at the World Cup in Davos, Switzerland. Today's events were interval start, skate races.


      There were 4 Canadian women entered in the 10k skate and again Cendrine Browne led the way, with a 45th place finish. Emily Nishikawa was 50th, Dahria Beatty 73rd and Katherine Stewart-Jones 79th.

      09.12.2017, Davos, Switzerland (SUI): Cendrine Browne (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      The Swedes were kept off the podium today, as Norway's Ingvild Flugstad won with a 6 second margin of her teammate Ragnhild Haga. Finland's Krista Parmakoski finished 3rd.

      For the first time this season Johannes Klaebo of Norway didn't win. However that may be only because he didn't race, presumably to preserve his magic for the important races in February.

      Maurice Manificat of France was triumphant with a 4 second victory over Ustiugov of Russia, and a 14 second margin over Ustiugov's teammate Bolshunov. The race was pretty much determined by the 5k mark and this is Manificat's 5th podium from one of his favourite World Cup courses.

      09.12.2017, Davos, Switzerland (SUI): Alex Harvey (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      The course was basically 3 laps up and down a big hill and Alex skied a conservative race, picking up a few places in the last kilometres to finish in 10th. It was a good race for Alex, his career best distance race result in Davos, as he also focuses on February.

      Devon Kershaw was the next ranked Canadian in 44th, with Graeme Killick 58th and Russell Kennedy 68th. Knute Johnsgaard didn't start.

      Graeme Killick with lots of TV time.

      Alex remains 5th in the overall World Cup standings having passed Iivo Niskanen, but being passed himself by Manificat.

      The racers now move to Toblach Italy for the last pre-Christmas World Cups. The men's race is scheduled to be streamed live on CBC Sports.

      Check back later today for results from the Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore, and the Haywood NorAm/USSA SuperTour at Sovereign Lake.

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