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    • Haywood LIVE Report: Dresden, City Sprint World Cup this weekend

      January 12, 2018


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      1) Jan. 13,14. Dresden, Germany

      The first World Cups after the Tour de Ski are city sprints in Dresden, Germany. This is the first time the World Cup has been held in Dresden one of the larger cities in the former East Germany's, Saxony region. The event is part of a push by the German Federation and FIS, to increase the sport's exposure in a country where biathlon is very popular.

      Temperatures leading up to the event have been quite mild, so there has been a lot of snow trucked in to prepare the course. Weekend temperatures are expected to be just a bit above zero.

      With the Olympic team focusing on training for Pyeongchang, it is a chance for some of the up and coming Canadian athletes to get some World Cup experience. This trip has been significantly organized by the Thunder Bay Training Centre program.

      Racing in Dresden will be Bob Thompson the NorAm leader, Julien Locke, Dominique Moncion-Groulx and Antoine Briand. Russell Kennedy was scheduled to attend, but had to withdraw due to illness.
      The races in Dresden are individual and team, skate sprints. The athletes will then travel to Planica, Slovenia for the following weekend's World Cup races.


      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
      Live timing 

      Race Website

      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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