|Scott, McKeever Repeat in Canada Cup|
Canmore, AB - Canada's best-ever Nordic ski women's team continued on their path towards Olympic excellence by taking the top five spots in day two of the Canmore Subaru Canada Cup today.
"It was a tough course but it went well," said event winner of the women's 10km classic Beckie Scott from Vermilion, Alberta.
"Things went really well. We had great skis and we really enjoy racing here in Canmore," said the fourth place finisher, Amanda Fortier from Edmonton.
Beckie Scott, Canada's Nordic medal hopeful, led the women's team through the 10km classic style race, winning by over one minute over team-mate Milaine Theriault from St. Quentin, NB. Scott finished in 26:16.4 and Theriault finished in 27:28.3. Canmore's Sara Renner finished third in 27:35.6, followed by Edmonton sisters Amanda Fortier and Jaime Fortier in fourth and fifth with times of 27:44.5 and 28:05.8 respectively.
Calgary's Robin McKeever also took his second win of the weekend in the men's 15km classic style event. McKeever finished in a time of 36:55.0, just 30 seconds ahead of George Grey from Rossland, BC who finished in 37:25.8. Phil Villeneuve from Thunder Bay, Ontario was third in 37:32.1, just squeaking ahead of Ottawa's Chris Jeffries who finished in 37:32.5. Red Deer, Alberta's Drew Goldsack rounded out the top five, finishing in 38:52.0.
Most Canadian athletes will race in Sovereign Lakes, BC next weekend at the next stop of the Continetal Cup circuit.
In the skifaster.net poll regarding today's men's race, McKeever got only 10 votes, less than anyone else. Perhaps he needs to tell his parents and friends to start voring for him! The leader in the poll with 150 was Donald Farley, who did not race today.
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