Brian Gregg won’t be racing the SuperTour this weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho, and shooting for the overall SuperTour lead for Period 1. Instead, he’s already been awarded a World Cup start in Davos, the 30 k skate, on Dec. 12.
Regardless of when winter officially starts, it’s here as far as the ski world is concerned, and there’s a lot to be excited about in North American racing. Canadian biathletes Rosanna Crawford and Nathan Smith jumped out to a relay podium in the first IBU World Cup race, and Canadian cross-country skier Alex Harvey took second in the men’s 10 k skate in Kuusamo, Finland, for his first early season podium.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby didn’t waste any time squashing the field on Sunday in the final stage of the Ruka Triple and won the men’s 15 k classic pursuit by 44.7 seconds over a late-charging Petter Northug. Canada’s Alex Harvey started sixth and ended up seventh for his best finish in the Kuusamo mini tour.