Source: Cross Country Canada
Today's 10k classic race saw difficult conditions, with plus 4 temperatures and rain on the lower part of the couse, and some snow falling in the upper sections. Coach Dave Wood characterized it as “an incredibly good race for Sara”, who in the past has been stronger at the shorter distance events, and is now able to maintain her speed over longer distances.
It wasn't such a great day for Beckie who had some waxing difficulties and therefore struggled during the race finishing 30th. To make a bad day worse, Beckie eventually was disqualified for leaving the course and not re-entering at the same point. The skiers were to ski a lap of the stadium before the finish and Beckie first started down the finish lane before realizing her mistake and cutting over to the lap lane. The rules require that she should have backtracked to the start of the lap lane and continued on her way.
The women will now prepare for the upcoming 4 X 5km relay.