The Devon Kershaw Show: Jessie Diggins Crushes and all the News From the Falun World Cup Race Series

Devon KershawJanuary 31, 2021


The second weekend with Norway back on the scene was a reveal. Therese Johaug, arguably the second greatest cross-country skier of all time, was bested by an in form and dialed in Jessie Diggins. Interval starts, for what its worth, most often do not command a television or streaming audience. This show is a must watch. It may just be Diggins’ best career race.

Jessie Diggins locked in for the win: Falun, Sweden 10 k skate. (Photo: NordicFocus)

So we chat a ton about Diggins. But we also dive in head first and discuss some other stout race performances – Schumacher’s 9th place, Bolshunov’s double-win weekend, Linn Svahn’s supremacy on the sprint course, and the dicey nature of Saturday’s mass start racing.

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (NOR), Alexander Bolshunov (RUS), Pål Golberg (NOR), (l-r) after the tight finish of the men’s 15 k mass start classic on Saturday. (Photo: NordicFocus)
Svahn takes the second heat of the quarterfinal, while Diggins fights for a lucky loser position. (Photo: NordicFocus)

As we inch closer to the World Championships at the end of February, it’s time to start thinking about who might bring home some hardware. Falun’s three race series gave us a glimpse into who’s star might shine in Obertsdorf.

Devon Kershaw

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