Can a North American team step it up and medal on Tuesday? The next cross country event at the Olympics is the two person classic sprint relay on Tuesday morning. The women will race in a 1.2-kilometer loop while the men will use a 1.4-kilometer loop. The top five teams in two qualification rounds will make it to the 10-team finale.
The Canadian women’s team of Sara Renner and Beckie Scott placed second to Germany in this event in a December World Cup race in Canmore, Canada. Medal favorites in the women’s race include Norway, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada. The United States will send Wendy Wagner and Kikkan Randall to the line.
The Canadian men’s team surprised with a very strong performance in last year’s freestyle sprint relay at Worlds in Germany. Can they do that again? The US sprinters Torin Koos and Andy Newell have improved considerably this year, however Chris Cook will get the nod to race in the sprint, along with Newell. They have a good shot at advancing to the final. Once there anything can happen!
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