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Image Galerie: Québec City Women’s Freestyle Sprint

Gaia Vuerich (ITA) leading Denise Herrmann (GER), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Jessie Diggins (USA) in the quarterfinals.
Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) takes over.
Jessie Diggins (USA)
Jessie Diggins (USA)
Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), Sadie Bjornsen (USA) and Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes (NOR) leaving the gate.
Norway vs. USA in the quarterfinals.
Sophie Caldwell (USA) tucking in behind Oestberg in the quarterfinals.
Sophie Caldwell (USA) fends off Gjeitnes (NOR).
Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE), Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) and Sophie Caldwell (USA) charging for the finish.
Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) laying on the hurt.
Caldwell and Bjornsen.
Sophie Caldwell (USA)
Becca Rorabaugh (USA) working through quarterfinal four.
Becca Rorabaugh (USA)
Rorabaugh (USA) detangling.
The chaos of sprinting.
Rorabaugh in a brief tangle.
Hanna Kolb (GER), Becca Rorabaugh (USA) and Bettina Gruber (SUI) sort themselves out.
Becca Rorabaugh (USA)
Becca Rorabaugh (USA) keeps going after getting tangled in her quarterfinal.
Kikkan Randall (USA) controlling quarterfinal five.
Randall jump-skating off the line.
Randall moving to take the best line.
Fans await the pack.
Randall never once let go of the lead.
Kikkan Randall rushes past screaming fans just before winning the Quebec World Cup 1.6 k freestyle sprint
Randall and Falla battling in Quebec City.
Randall: two wins in two days.
Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) congratulates the winner.
A victory lap for USA.
Kikkan Randall (USA) takes a victory lap in front of what might as well be called a home crowd.
Kikkan Randall (USA).
Kikkan Randall (USA) gives her second victor's interview.
Holly Brooks (USA)
Randall, Falla and Ingemarsdotter smile for the crowd.
1. USA 2. NOR 3. SWE
Randall:
Popping bottles.
Time for champagne, again.
Kikkan Randall, Quebec City Sprints, champagne.
The women's freestyle sprint podium: Kikkan Randall (USA), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE).
American fans got to hear their national anthem played for the second time in two days.

Gaia Vuerich (ITA) leading Denise Herrmann (GER), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Jessie Diggins (USA) in the quarterfinals.

Gaia Vuerich (ITA) leading Denise Herrmann (GER), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Jessie Diggins (USA) in the quarterfinals.

Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) takes over.

Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) takes over.

Jessie Diggins (USA)

Jessie Diggins (USA)

Jessie Diggins (USA)

Jessie Diggins racing on the World Cup earlier this season.

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), Sadie Bjornsen (USA) and Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes (NOR) leaving the gate.

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), Sadie Bjornsen (USA) and Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes (NOR) leaving the gate.

Norway vs. USA in the quarterfinals.

Norway vs. USA in the quarterfinals.

Sophie Caldwell (USA) tucking in behind Oestberg in the quarterfinals.

Sophie Caldwell (USA) tucking in behind Oestberg in the quarterfinals.

Sophie Caldwell (USA) fends off Gjeitnes (NOR).

Sophie Caldwell (USA) fends off Gjeitnes (NOR).

Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE), Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) and Sophie Caldwell (USA) charging for the finish.

Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE), Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) and Sophie Caldwell (USA) charging for the finish.

Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) laying on the hurt.

Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) laying on the hurt.

Caldwell and Bjornsen.

Caldwell

Sophie Caldwell (USA)

Sophie Caldwell (USA)

Becca Rorabaugh (USA) working through quarterfinal four.

Becca Rorabaugh (USA) working through quarterfinal four.

Becca Rorabaugh (USA)

Becca Rorabaugh (USA)

Rorabaugh (USA) detangling.

Rorabaugh (USA) detangling.

The chaos of sprinting.

The chaos of sprinting.

Rorabaugh in a brief tangle.

Rorabaugh in a brief tangle.

Hanna Kolb (GER), Becca Rorabaugh (USA) and Bettina Gruber (SUI) sort themselves out.

Hanna Kolb (GER), Becca Rorabaugh (USA) and Bettina Gruber (SUI) sort themselves out.

Becca Rorabaugh (USA)

Becca Rorabaugh (USA)

Becca Rorabaugh (USA) keeps going after getting tangled in her quarterfinal.

Becca Rorabaugh (USA) keeps going after getting tangled in her quarterfinal.

Kikkan Randall (USA) controlling quarterfinal five.

Kikkan Randall (USA) controlling quarterfinal five.

Randall jump-skating off the line.

Randall jump-skating off the line.

Randall moving to take the best line.

Randall moving to take the best line.

Fans await the pack.

Fans await the pack.

Randall never once let go of the lead.

Kikkan Randall (USA) never once let go of the lead in the finals.

Kikkan Randall rushes past screaming fans just before winning the Quebec World Cup 1.6 k freestyle sprint

Kikkan Randall rushes past screaming fans just before winning the Quebec World Cup 1.6 k freestyle sprint on Saturday in Quebec City. It was her sixth individual World Cup gold and seventh including Friday's team sprint.

Randall and Falla battling in Quebec City.

Randall and Falla battling in Quebec City.

Randall: two wins in two days.

Randall: two wins in two days.

Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) congratulates the winner.

Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) congratulates the winner.

A victory lap for USA.

A victory lap for USA.

Kikkan Randall (USA) takes a victory lap in front of what might as well be called a home crowd.

Kikkan Randall (USA) takes a victory lap in front of what might as well be called a home crowd.

Kikkan Randall (USA).

Randall: "To be able to do that victory lap afterwards was something I will definitely remember for the rest of my life."

Kikkan Randall (USA) gives her second victor's interview.

Kikkan Randall (USA) gives her second victor's interview with FIS.

Holly Brooks (USA)

Brooks

Randall, Falla and Ingemarsdotter smile for the crowd.

Randall, Falla and Ingemarsdotter smile for the crowd.

1. USA 2. NOR 3. SWE

1. USA 2. NOR 3. SWE

Randall: "It was one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever done."

Randall: "It was one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever done."

Popping bottles.

Popping bottles.

Time for champagne, again.

Time for champagne, again.

Kikkan Randall, Quebec City Sprints, champagne.

The women's freestyle sprint podium: Kikkan Randall (USA), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE).

The women's freestyle sprint podium: Kikkan Randall (USA), Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) and Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE).

American fans got to hear their national anthem played for the second time in two days.

American fans got to hear their national anthem played for the second time in two days.

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Comments

  1. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever watched! I felt honored to have my flag waved by the fastest in the world. I am marking that trekking pole with the date! Congratulations to Kikkan and the entire team from Jeff & Sherry Dubis and the Tenth Mountain Ski Club of Fort Kent, Maine!

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