Vernon, BC – Phil Widmer and Daria Gaiazova displaced the Americans at the top of the NorAm podium, winning the freestyle sprint at the Silver Star resort today.
Widmer, who qualified 11th edged Garrott Kuzzy (USST/CXC Team Vertical Limit) in a photo finish to take the men’s crown. Sean Crooks (CAN) was third, giving the Canadian men 2 of the top 3 spots, a day after getting shutout by the Americans.
In the women’s race, Gaiazova, the top Canadian in yesterday’s 10km freestyle (and 2nd overall) showed her sprinting mettle. She won the qualifier by over 5 seconds, and ski to a clear victory in the final.
She was followed by Holly Brooks (APU) and Katie Ronsse (APU) took the next two spots in another photo finish. Final placing has not yet been confirmed.
Brooks was the winner in yesterday’s 10km freestyle.
More to follow…