Even with –20 Celsius at 8 AM, the weather as usual warmed up before the competitions started at Soldier Hollow (-15C in the air and –10C in the snow at race time). A light dusting of cold snow during the morning hours created slow conditions for the women’s 10 AM start, but Blue wax gave super kick up the famous Hermod Hill.
Pursuit equipment exchange
The Italian Team was clearly best on this first day of competition, winning 4 of the 6 medals. Tomorrow’s individual sprint race will show if any of the Norwegian or US men can match the speedy Italians.