Results of Cross Country World Cup opening weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 22, 2009 2:25 pm

Andover, New Hampshire’s own Kris Freeman lead the U.S. pack today as the opening weekend of World Cup cross country ski racing in Norway closed out. Kris finished sixth in his heat of a relay race as the U.S. men in general finished in 19th.

Here’s U.S. Cross Country Head Coach, Pete Vordenberg: “Freeman’s goal of the day was to work on classic racing in a head to head mass start situation and I think he had a good race, finishing sixth in the first leg.”

He also discussed team members Andy Newell, Torrin Koos and Lars Flora: “Andy had a really solid race and it showed a lot of athleticism. Torin raced solid and Lars finishing 15th in his leg was a good showing. The finish for a team is not a goal for us yet. We don’t have a team yet where we can look for those results.”

The next stop for the men and women will be Kuusamo, Finland, where they’ll race a classic sprint Nov. 28 and a men’s 15K and women’s 10K classic race Nov. 29.

“Leading into Kuusamo we can start to look for some solid results out of everyone once we get there and I’m really excited,” Vordenberg said.

Here are the final results from the day:

Men
1. Norway 1 (Roenning -2; Johnsrud-Sundby – 7; Hafsaas – 7; Northug – 4) 1:48:50.7
2. Russia 1 (Vylegzhanin – 1; Pankratov – 13; Legkov – 3; Chernousov – 5) 1:48:55.8
3. Germany (Filbrich – 8; Teichmann – 4; Sommerfeldt – 4; Angerer – 7) 1:49:02.5
4. Finland (Nousiainen – 4; Jauhojaervi – 6; Kattilakoski – 12; Heikkinen – 3) 1:49:06.2
5. Norway 2 (Oestensen – 5; Djupvik – 10; Aasen – 5; Andresen – 6) 1:49:07.6

Women
1. Sweden (Olsson – 4; Lindborg – 7; Haag – 2; Kalla – 1) 58:37.1
2. Norway 1 (Skofterud – 1; Johaug – 10; Steira – 1; Bjoergen – 2) 58:53.8
3. Finland (Muranen – 2; Kuitunen – 5; Roponen – 4; Saarinen – 4) 58:59.1
4. Russia 1 (Khazova – 3; Sidko – 12; Medvedeva – 4; Korosteeleva – 3) 59:22.8
5. Germany 1 (Boehler – 5; Zeller – 9; Sachenbacher – 7; Nystad – 8) 1:00:08.6

 

 

 

 

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