Sunday in Beitostølen, Norway the nation’s opening national races concluded with a women’s 10-kilometer freestyle race. The conditions remained as they have for the past few days — near freezing.
The top-three spots were secured by the same skiers who took first through third in Saturday’s 10 k classic: Therese Johaug won in 21:48.0, Heidi Weng placed second (+31.3), and Helene Marie Fossesholm, at 18 years old, placed third (+32.8).
U.S. Ski Team member Caitlin Patterson skied to 13th overall (+1:33.5). Julia Kern, also of the U.S. Ski Team, was 21st (+2:14.9), and Rosie Frankowski (APU) was 40th (+3:06.1).
The World Cup begins next Friday in Ruka, Finland.
Caitlin Patterson’s mixed zone interview
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Aleks is a freelance journalist based in Gjøvik, Norway, covering ski-related sports and track & field. He also works part time as a model and reads a new book almost every week.