Results Archive - March, 2002

Sunday, March 31 Gaiazov and Freeman win Pursuit
In +17C heat that has everyone nervous about snow, American Kris Freeman charged to the front from his second place starting position today winning the 10km classic pursuit at Spring Series in Bolton Valley, Vermont. Andrew Johnson, winner of the skate race yesterday, held on to finish second with Canadian... [
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Sunday, March 31 Johnson and Ivanova Win First Spring Series Race
Andrew Johnson started off the 2002 US Spring Series with a win by 11.8 seconds over fellow American Kris Freeman. Canadian George Grey continued his run of strong spring races, finishing third. David Chamberlain and Sretr Radek finished 4th and 5th. The first race had a great turn out of 132 men several... [
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Thursday, March 28 Newell and Wagner Spring Spring Champs
Junior skier Andrew Newell raced up to compete with the seniors today in the classic sprints at spring series, and showed them all how it was done. Newell beat out Viktor Novotny for the win followed by Jon Arne Enevoldsen. Kris Freeman and Andrew Johnson rounded out the... [
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Wednesday, March 27 Grey, Jeffries Strong Again in Verizon Classic Race
American Andrew Johnson took the $1000US prize today at the Verizon 10km classic race in Maine. Johnson was followed closely by BC skier George Grey, who picked up the $500US prize for the second day in a row. Grey was just one second ahead of Kris Freeman who was third. Chris Jeffries improved on his strong fifth... [
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Wednesday, March 27 Grey 2nd, Jeffries 4th in Verizon Sprint Race
George Grey and Chris Jeffries showcased strong spring form yesterday at the Verizon sprint race in Maine, finishing second and fifth respectively. The men's race was won by American Kris Freeman, who was followed by Grey and Andrew Johnson in third... [
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Saturday, March 23 Farley, Betcherman Win Nationals Long Distance Races
The Nationals long distance races were disputed today in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec. The men's 50km freestyle mass start was won by Donald Farley, followed by Robin McKeever and Chris Jeffries. The conditions were quite windy and the racers were relunctant to lead. With the win, Farley takes the overall Nationals title. The women's top three over 30km consisted of Dasha Gaiazov, Tasha Betcherman and Rhonda Sandau... [
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Saturday, March 23 Alsgaard, Moen Win World Cup Final
Bente Skari was sick in the women's class and Norway's Anita Moen dominated and won the women's cross-country world cup final, the 58k classic mass start Norwegian Birkebeiner... [
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Sunday, March 17 Alsgaard, Belmondo Win Holmenkollen
The annual Holmenkollen distance race in Oslo, Norway is one of the most prestigious races on the World Cup circuit, where skiers make or break their reputations as strong disance skiers. Norway's Thomas Alsgaard, never before considered a 50km skier, added his name to the list of past greats by winning... [
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Saturday, March 16 Bourgonje 6th, Whyte 9th in Sit-Ski
Women's cross country skiing wrapped up yesterday at the 2002 Paralympic Games with the 10km sit-ski race. Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon, SK) was 6th (36:24.7) while Shauna Maria Whyte (Hinton, AB) finished in 9th place (37:53.0). Bourgonje was in 3rd place until the 3rd lap when the snow became soft and hampered her progress... [
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Thursday, March 14 Beckie 9th in Holmekollen
The Holmenkollen sprints yesterday was a test race for a new format of World Cup sprinting that sees 24 people qualify for the elimnation round, rather than 16 in the standard format. In the new format, each quarterfinal heat includes six skiers, with the top two advancing. The skiers with the next two fastest times also... [
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Sunday, March 10 Italy and Norway Take World Cup Relay
Italy won the women's cross-country relay in Falun on Sunday on the strencth of Belmondo's last leg. Norway managed to outsprint Germany for second, with Vibeke Skofterud beating Evi Sachenbacher in the sprint... [
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Sunday, March 10 Belmondo and Alsgaard Win First Ever World Cup Duathlon
After a great classic leg in the women's 5k/5k ski duathlon in Lahti where she managed to stay with Bente Skari, Stefania Belmondo took off in the skate and recorded a clear victory. Russia's Gavriljuk was second while the Olympic champion from the 30k, Gabriella... [
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Sunday, March 10 Grey and Whitten Take Canadian Sprint Titles
Although the 2002 Nationals had trouble getting started, they ended with some of the most exciting and difficult racing of the week. In the women's event, it was Tasha Betcherman who claimed her second national title of the week by winning the 15km mass-start skate race. Betcherman was bested only by American skier Sarah Conrad, who is not eligible for a Canadian title. Tara Whitten fought her way... [
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Friday, March 8 Farley Gaiazov Top Nationals Results
After three days of consecutive cancellations at the Canadian Championships, weather finally cooperated and racing finally got underway today with the middle distance classic races. Donald Farley, perennial favorite and only Canadian male 2002 Olympian, dominated the men's 15km classic, taking an early lead in the first of 3 5km laps and consistantly... [
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Wednesday, March 6 Scott 11th in World Cup Sprint
Beckie Scott led the Canadian team yesterday with an 11th place finish in the World Cup classic sprint race in Stockholm, Sweden. Beckie qualified well, finishing 8th, but dropped slightly on the results when she was eliminated in her quarter-final heat. Norway's Bente Skari won the sprint race ahead of Petra Majdic of Slovenia... [
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Sunday, March 3 Scott, Renner 8th in World Cup Sprint Relay
Beckie Scott and Sara Renner continued their strong post-Olympic campaign in the World Cup sprint relay today in Lahti, Finland. Scott and Renner placed 8th, 27.3 seconds behind the winning Italian team of Gabriella Paruzzi and Sabina Valbusa. Russia and a combined France/Italy team rounded... [
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Saturday, March 2 Smigun, Elofsson Win, Wadsworth 11th
Kristina Smigun of Estonia beat Italian Stefania Belmondo by less than one second to win the women's 10k skate World Cup in Lahti on Saturday. The world cup leader Neumannova was 4th and Julija Tschepalova did not ski. Canada's new Olympic stars were also on the start line in Lahti and showing... [
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