Ioulia Tchekaleva of Russia won the women’s 15 kilometer pursuit at the U-23 Worlds in Italy on Saturday. Caroline Hugue of France was second, 7 seconds out. Ivana Janeckova (CZE) captured the bronze, 8 seconds from silver.
The top North American was Tazlina Mannix, USA in 9th place.
Other North Americans: Morgan Arritola, USA 23, Amanda Ammar, Canada 29, Lindsey Williams, USA 35, Morgan Smyth, USA 36, Periane Jones, Canada 40.
Complete women’s results at http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=CC&raceid=11710
The men’s 30 kilometer pursuit was won by Dario Cologna of Switzerland, 2 seconds ahead of Stanislav Volzhentsev of Russia. Curdin Per l of Switzerland was third.
The top North American was Canadian Brent McMurtry in 24th place.
Other North Americans: David Nighbor, Canada 35, Benjamin True, USA, 36 , Christopher Butler, Canada 37, Brenton Knight, USA 39, Michael Sinnot, USA 46, Phillip Wood, Canada 55.
Complete men’s results at http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=CC&raceid=11709