VIESSMANN FIS World Cup Cross-Country in Canmore (Canada), Women 15 km Classical Mass Start, 17.12.2005

FasterSkierDecember 18, 2005

Second World Cup Victory for Scott

The Canadian Beckie Scott is the winner of the Cross-Country World Cup race in Canmore. The skier from Canada finished the 15 km course 4.7 seconds ahead of Julija Tchepalova from Russia. The 27-year-old Claudia Kuenzel (Germany) took the third position 50.9 seconds behind Scott .

For Scott it is the second victory in one week after the Sprint race in Vernon last Sunday. She started quite fast and was leading during the whole race on the difficult track here in Canmore. Bjoergen is still in the lead of the World Cup standing, second is Julija Tchepalova followed by Beckie Scott.

Spectators: 4.000

Weather: sunny

Temperature: -16°C

Snow Condition: Hard packed snow

Quotes of the top three athletes:

Beckie Scott: “I think I was a dream it was something you imagine but not expect to do. I'm just extremely happy I was able to rise to the occasion.”

Julija Tchepalova: “I was surprised about my race today. My goal was it to be under top 10 in today's race. During the race I was not thinking about anything I was just skiing. My skis were very fast today but, I felt tried.”

Claudia Kuenzel: “I started slow in today's race because I felt cold. On this difficult track I felt stronger and stronger as the race progressed. These cold conditions are normally not for me. I'm not sure if I'm going to start in tomorrow's race.”



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