• Alex 50km Lahti Champion
    • Haywood RACE Report: Weekend Wrap-up

      March 12, 2018

      The Haywood RACE Report is powered by Haywood Securities Inc. - proud sponsor of the Canadian Cross Country National Ski Team

      In collaboration with:


      Supporting Canadian cross-country ski athlete and coach development
      from grassroots to podium success



      A post shared by Maks Zechel (@makszechel) on

      The weekend began with the men's 50k race in Oslo Norway, one of the iconic races on the World Cup circuit, and a major ski festival and party in the country's capital.

      Alex Harvey led the Canadian effort with a 9th place finish, a bit over 30 seconds from the lead, after skiing with the leaders for about 42 k.

      0.03.2018, Oslo, Norway (NOR): Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR), Hans Christer Holund (NOR), Sjur Roethe (NOR), Niklas Dyrhaug (NOR), Daniel Stock (NOR), Dario Cologna (SUI), Alex Harvey (CAN), (l-r) - FIS world cup cross-country, mass men, Oslo (NOR). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      The race was won by Switzerland's Dario Cologna in a photo finish with Norway's Martin Sundby, who had been looking to win the event for the 3rd year in a row.


      Devon Kershaw captured another top 30 for the season in 28th, Graeme Killick was just over 40 seconds from World Cup points in 34th, and Andy Shields was 47th.

      In the women's 30k Cendrine Browne was the top Canadian in 36th place, Emily Nishikawa was 44th, Zina Kocher 47th and Dahria Beatty 49th.

      Norway's Marit Bjoergen added another gold to her World Cup collection, beating out the U.S. skier Jessie Diggins and another Norwegian, Ragnhild Haga in the final few hundred metres.


      11.03.2018, Oslo, Norway (NOR): Cendrine Browne (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, mass women, Oslo (NOR). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.


      The 91st edition of the Ski Nationals got underway at Lappe Nordic in Thunder Bay on Saturday with sunny weather and the Team Relay competition.

      Nakkertok claimed victories in the Open Women's and Men's categories, with Mont Ste. Anne and Foothills winning the Challenge category races.

      men.jpg  women.jpg

      Carleton University won the women's National Championship race, with Nipissing edging out Laval in a photo finish for the men.


      Photos Lappe Nordic.


      Sunday saw individual start classic races, with Barrie XC's Scott Hill winning then men's race, just under 2 seconds ahead of Skinouk's Antoine Cyr, the top Junior Man.

      Fondeur Laurentide's Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt claimed the women's title, with Hannah Mehain of Sovereign Lake grabbing gold, in the junior women's class.

      SkiNat18-D2-8922-(1).jpg  SkiNat18-D2-9854.jpg
      Scott Hill & Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt (Credit: Martin Kaiser)

      Complete Results

      Visit the 2018 Ski Nationals Website for all the information on this week's grand event! And follow them on Instagram & Facebook

      View all the great photos from each event here: 2018 Ski Nationals Photos - Flickr website

      Next up on Tuesday is the skate portion of the pursuit competition, and the World Cup finals take place in Falun Sweden this weekend.

      Follow the race circuits and National Ski Teams on the CCC website, TwitterFacebookInstagram.