Continental CupRacingHarvey Dominates Nor-Am Sprint

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Soverign Lake, British Columbia – Alex Harvey (CAN) coasted to victory in the men's freestyle Nor-Am sprint yesterday. The 20-year-old, of St-Ferreol les Neiges, Que., posted the fastest qualifying time on the thin-covered hard-packed 1.1-kilometer loop by 2.1 seconds. Jeff Ellis (APUNSC/CAN) finished second, Brent McMurtry third, and Anders Haugen (APUNSC/Rossignol), the lone American representative in the A-Final took fourth.

“It was a great race today and a solid start to the season,” said Eric de Nys, development team coach, Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team. “The conditions were not typical early-season conditions here at Sovereign Lake, but it was a great first day of racing for the season.”

Harvey, who is entering his rookie season on the Canadian World Cup team, won three medals at the World Junior Championships during his two seasons of racing as a junior.

Veteran George Gray (CAN) finished 5th and Julien Nury (CAN) 6th to complete the A-Final.

Andrey Golovko (Saab Salomon Factory Team) won the B-Final to finish 7th, ahead of Skeets Morel (CAN) and Terrell Stephen (CAN). David Chamberlain (MWSC/Fischer-Craft) was 10th, Cameron Egan (CAN) 11th, and Mikey Sinnott 12th (SVSEF/Saab Salomn Factory Team), rounding out the B-Final.

With 67 starters, featuring the best North American skiers not racing on the World Cup, the field was deep and challenging.

Racing continued today with a 15km freestyle.

Men's Nor-Am Freestyle Sprint – Complete Results

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