David Chamberlain wins men’s 10-km classical technique race. Rebecca Dussault easily wins the first sanctioned USSA Double Pursuit race.
Today’s SuperTour competitions at Soldier Hollow started with the 4-lap men’s 10-km interval start classical technique race. Even though the 2002 Olympic courses were not used, the new racecourse provided ample challenges for the skiers, including an almost 800m long climb right off the start. After the first two laps, David Chamberlain and Justin Freeman turned it up, and ended up contending for the win by themselves. David Chamberlain showed peak form on the last lap, double poling up long parts of the uphill climb out of the stadium, and ended up winning by 6 seconds.
Last Sunday’s winner Leif Zimmerman recorded another good race, ending up in third place.
Men’s top-10 Results
1 CHAMBERLAIN, David AK – Top 4 NorAm 23:23.5
2 FREEMAN, Justin USSA 23:30.2
3 ZIMMERMANN, Leif USSA 23:50.4
4 GIESE, Chad Subaru Factory Team 23:57.0
5 FROHS, Joern University of Denver 24:03.3
6 MEYER, Eric Subaru Factory Team 24:18.3
7 RONBECK, Oystein University College of Finnmark, Alta Norway 24:20.2
8 COOK, Chris USSA 24:27.8
9 SOUTHAM, James APU, Top 4 NorAm 24:29.9
10 FLORA, Erik APUNSC 24:31.6
The women’s 15 km (7.5 km + 7.5 km) double pursuit race ended up being a solo performance by Rebecca Dussault. After skiing with Wendy Wagner during the first 7.5-km classical part of the race, she skated into a clear lead immediately after the equipment exchange. Katrin Smigun made up a 30-second deficit on Wendy Wagner during the first part of the skate portion, but in the end Wendy showed her determination by winning the sprint for second place.
After three wins so far during this week of SuperTour races, Dussault in closing in on the $1,000 prize awarded to the skier winning five out of five races.
1 DUSSAULT, Rebecca Subaru Factory Team 39:54.8
2 WAGNER, Wendy USSA Top 4 NorAm 40:38.0
3 SMIGUN, Katrin Subaru Factory Team 40:40.2
4 SMITH, Aubrey USSA 40:54.6
5 RANDALL, Kikkan APUNSC 41:10.1
6 TUOVINEN, Sari FIN 41:41.5
7 PATZER, Hilary USSA 41:42.2
8 SHEAHAN, Tara None 41:42.7
9 MILLIGAN, Kelly TUNA 42:15.8
10 PETERS, Sarah Madshus/MWSC/TBK 42:41.6
11 ORAM, Melissa USSA 42:57.2
12 SWANSON, Shayla x-c.com/BSF 43:16.0
Fasterskier.com will let our readers learn more about Rebecca Dussault later this week. After taking a break from skiing to become a mom, the still young and beautiful skier is again on top of the ranks in US skiing.
Results from the Soldier Hollow SuperTour can be followed live on the Internet. Find today’s full results and log in for the next exiting races on Saturday and Sunday (including the highly anticipated men’s double pursuit race on Saturday). Click on <Summit Systems Up-To-Date Results.