Kristina Strandberg earned a convincing 29 second victory in today's 10K classic SuperTour race in West Yellowstone, Montana. Strandberg, a member of the Subaru Factory Team, was followed by Caitlin Compton (CXC)in second, Maria Grevsgaard (Colorado) third, Jana Rehemaa (Subaru) fourth, and Martina Stursova (Rossignol) fifth. Yesterday's sprint champion, Laura Valaas, was sixth. CXC teammates Compton and Valaas were the top two Americans for the second day in a row.
Lars Flora, photo courtesy Subaru Factory Team
Flora, a 2002 and 2006 Olympian also earned a victory for himself in the men's 15K classic race today.
Flora (Subaru) earned a nine second margin over Zach Violett of FSx/XC Oregon. Garrott Kuzzy (CXC) was third, CU freshman and US Continental Cup team member Matt Gelso was fourth, and FSx/Sun Valley's Zack Simons was fifth.
The North American SuperTour continues next weekend with an individual sprint and a team sprint event in Bozeman, Montana.
Racers can sign up online at: http://www.bsfnordic.com/supertour/index.htm Entry fee goes up after Monday. Final deadline is Thursday.