Today Andy Newell took fourth in the world cup sprint in Oberstdorf. He also took 4th in the prelim and Torin Koos took second in the prelim.
I will post pictures and the story later… for now it has been a crazy and long day (waxing all day and then driving from Oberstdorf to Italy where we are now) and it is bed time.
Great job to Newell and Koos! I mean great.
(to answer an earlier question – the sprinters have been over since right after the world cup in Canada – so over Christmas – and they have been having some good results since getting over here. The distance crew got here right after Nationals – arrived the 13th. We are now in Italy where we are going to rest, rest, rest and do just a little training. Why race the world cup when we should be training and resting? Because to learn to race in the world cup, racing world cup is very good training. The guys died big time but they did race with other WC skiers the whole time and were in the main pack for a good portion of the classical race. Our expectations were low and, well, they were fulfilled. In todays sprint our expectations were high, and they too were fulfilled.)