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    • Haywood LIVE Report: Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey tackle the Tour de Ski on Saturday

      December 29, 2017


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      1) Dec. 30 - Jan. 7. Viessman FIS Tour de Ski by Le Gruyere AOP

      The 12th Tour de Ski opens on Saturday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, and includes 7 competition days in 3 countries.

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      Lenzerheide photo: Ivan Babikov

      Canada will be represented at the Tour by Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey. Both have had strong starts to the season, and performance on the Tour has been one of their goals this season, along with of course, results at Pyeongchang, Korea.

      Between athletes skipping the Tour to manage their training for the Olympics, and missing out due to doping bans, the competition should be quite wide open. Both athletes will look to better the Canadian best performance of 4th in the overall standings, set by Devon in 2012.

      15-25 cm of snow is forecast for tomorrow's sprint, so it will be an interesting start to this year's edition of the Tour.



      Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick will be racing in Europe in early January, taking in Scandinavian Cup and Norwegian Championship races, while the other racers that have made the Olympic nomination standard, Lenny Valjas, Jess Cockney, Knute Johnsgaard and Dahria Beatty will be racing at the Olympic trials in Quebec City.

      Race Formats

      Events

      Race Schedules: Note there is on occasion some changes to race starts from original schedules, and TV programming may not be synchronized with the complete race. Check the organizer's website to verify timing and double check the time difference listed.

      CET= Central European Time
      EST= Eastern Standard Time
       
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      Live timing 

      The races can generally be watched on the following website http://www.sportlemon.tv/ ensure you have proper computer security activated. Eurosport UK are generally providing live coverage in English which can often be streamed through the sportlemon.tv website. Note television doesn't necessarily cover the complete race live. Complete event coverage is usually available using the subscription based Eurosport player, however your computer's IP address must be based in Europe.

      FIS provide live updates on Live timing, and post race video highlights

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