At his first Olympic games in 2006, Kershaw showed the nordic community his potential by winning the opening leg of the men’s relay. Following that he took bronze in a WC sprint and silver in the ‘07 Tour de Ski sprint. Last season Devon did not give up steam; After a 3rd and 5th in the 15km and prologue landed him an overall 21st place in the Tour de Ski, a 5th place at a WC in Kuusamo highlighted a successful season which also netted him a 21st WC overall final.
As the most successful sprinter on the team, Kershaw will likely pair with either Harvey or Gray for the team sprint.
Kershaw raced last weekend in the Bruksvallarna FIS races and his first place finish over Anders Sodergren and Johann Olsson in the 15km skate bodes well for his season. He will not return to Canada until after the finish of the Tour de Ski, mid-January.