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      January 30, 2018


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      More nice weather, sunny and around zero for Race Day 3 at the World Junior Championships in Goms, Switzerland.


      The first race on the schedule was the Jr. Women's classic race. Polina Nekrasova of Russia posted a commanding win, 14 seconds ahead of U.S. skier, Hailey Swirbul.

      The Canadians were led by Natalie Hynes in 36th. Hannah Mehain was 45th, and Annika Richardson 67th. Catherine Reed-Metayer was not feeling well during the race and didn't finish.

      Audio Interview with Natalie

      Nathalie Hynes

      Another day, another Canadian man with a 12th place finish at World Junior Championships. This time it was Antoine Cyr's turn in the 10k classic. Antoine was 9th at the 5k mark, and faded a little on the 2nd half of the course. Jon Hope of Norway was the winner.

      Étienne Hébert finished 44th, Ty Godfrey 57th and Felix Longpere 58th.


      Interview with Antoine Cyr - English
      Interview with Antoine Cyr - French

      Antoine Cyr

      Next up tomorrow, are U23, 10 and 15k classic races. They will be livestreamed by Swiss Ski at 04:30 W and 06:30 M, EST.

       Haywood Eastern Canadian Championship Notice:

      There is a prediction of approximately 10 cm. of snow in the forecast for Wednesday, which will be the "icing on the cake" for the trails.

      Like many of the ski facilities in Eastern Canada and the United States, Nakkertok has experienced three severe freeze, thaw, and rain cycles this season, with relatively little snowfall. In spite of the difficult conditions, the race courses are in good to very good condition.

      Snow on the course is a combination of natural, shovelled, and artificial snow from our snowmaking system. Coverage ranges from about 6-18 inches, with the greatest depth coming from the artificial snow base in the area surrounding the stadium. Grooming for Easterns will be completed with our two Pisten Bullys.

      Stay tuned to Twitter @nakkxc for further trail updates.

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