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.
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.
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.