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    • Haywood LIVE Report: World Cup in Beitostolen, Haywood NorAm Opener at Sovereign Lake

      December 7, 2018

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      1) Dec. 8 Beitostølen, Norway.

      After a 9-year absence the World Cup returns to Beitostolen, with 15 and 30k free-technique races. A fairly significant snowfall is expected over the next 36 hours, 10-20 cm. which could have a significant impact on the final results.

      Nice picture of the Canadian Wax Truck
      07.12.2018, Beitostolen, Norway (NOR): Beitostolen Stadium - FIS world cup cross-country, training, Beitostolen (NOR). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      Canada will be represented by Cendrine Browne and Emily Nishikawa in the women's 15k, with Andy Shields and Alex Harvey racing the 30k. Alex should be fully recovered from his bronze medal performance in the sprint last Friday and be eager to test himself on the longer distance.

      The women's race starts at 03:30 EST and the men's race at 06:15. Julien Locke and Russell Kennedy have returned to Canada, with Julien expected to race in Sovereign Lake on Saturday at the Haywood NorAm.

      Sunday features a team relay competition, with no Canadian team entered.

      The races can generally be watched on the following website http://www.sportlemon.tv/ or other streams, ensure you have proper computer security activated. Eurosport UK are generally providing live coverage in English. 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. You can usually also find post race footage on crosscountryski.us
      FIS Cross Country Website Results, Press Releases, Video... 

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      2) Dec. 8,9, Haywood NorAm, Sovereign Lake, B.C.

      The Haywood NorAm series starts off on Saturday, with the AltaGas skate sprints at Sovereign Lake B.C.

      Photo by: Peggy Hung

      There will be spectacular scenery, great weather and great racing, with over 500 racers competing, including most of the top N. American skiers that aren't on the World Cup. The race doubles as a U.S. SuperTour event, making the competition highly competitive.

      Most of the podium racers from last weekend's SuperTour race in West Yellowstone will be competing. This includes Canadian Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier of Fondeurs Laurentides, who surprised the fields with 3rd in the sprint and a 4th, less than a second back, in the distance race. Freshly back from the World Cup will be Black Jack's, Julien Locke and some of the top Canadian Women, including Dahria Beatty of Whitehorse and Katherine Stewart-Jones of Nakkertok.

      Race day prep

      Webcam link

      Yesterday some of the top Canadian women spent time with younger racers they mentor as part of a CCC's Women's comittee initiative.

      The weekend finishes up with interval start, classic races on Sunday

      Live Timing
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