Day two of the Toppidrettsveka rollerski races began in Aure, Norway with a 25-kilometer skate race.
U.S. Ski Team (USST) athlete Sadie Bjornsen won the women’s race in 1:10:12.4 hours. Katie Feldman of the SVSEF Gold Team finshed in 25th (+8:08.8). Thirty-one women finished the race.
According to a translated article from Norway’s NRK, several athletes used faulty rollerskis. As a result, race favorite Fridda Karlsson crashed and did not finish.
In the men’s 25 k skate, Russia’s Alexey Chervotkin placed first in 59:27.8 minutes. Eighty-seven rollerskiers finished the men’s event.
Erik Bjornsen (USST) raced to 16th overall (+52.1), Simi Hamilton (USST) 36th (+2:21.0), and Kevin Bolger (USST) 59th (+5:18.1).
Sam Wood of the SVSEF Gold Team was 38th (+2:26.4), and teammate Peter Holmes 45th (+3:08.0).
Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier of Canada placed 27th (+1:28.1).