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      December 16, 2017

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      Temperatures were around -8 deg. C., with clear skies and a bit of fresh snow as the women started out on the 10k skate race in Toblach, Italy. Canada had 4 women entered, Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty, Cendrine Browne and Katherine Stewart-Jones.

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      Sweden's Charlotte Kalla again showed fine form winning the Women's 10k race by 5 seconds over Norway's Ragnhild Haga. Heidi Weng led 3 more Norwegians in 3rd. The U.S. had another good day with 7th by Jessica Diggins and 9th by Sadie Bjornsen.

      Emily Nishikawa led the Canadians in 51st, just behind Justyna Kowalczyk. Cendrine Browne was 55th, Dahria Beatty 69th and Katherine Stewart-Jones 77th.

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      16.12.2017, Toblach, Italy (ITA): Emily Nishikawa (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, 10km women, Toblach (ITA). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      The men's race saw Alex making a major fight for a podium position, but falling just 2.5 seconds short, behind Great Britain's Andrew Musgrave. Norway's Simen Krueger was the winner, with Maurice Manificat following up last week's 15k skate win, with a silver.

      Johannes Klaebo of Norway, who had won the last 8 World Cups he had entered, since Quebec City last season, finished 10th.

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      Alex at the finish.

      Devon Kershaw finished 38th, Graeme Killick 49th, Russell Kennedy 60th and Knute Johnsgaard 85th.

      Results

      Tomorrow's races are 10 and 15k classic pursuit races, with Alex looking to step onto the podium for the first time this season.

      Check back later today for results from the Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore, and the Haywood NorAm at Black Jack ski club in Rossland.

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