We’re changing the format for this race rundown. With many North Americans racing during World Cup finals in Québec, screenshots from Live Timing will keep the rundown updated efficiently.
In the finals of Fridays; 1.6 k skate sprint in Québec, Stina Nilsson took the win and with it the sprint Crystal Globe overall. Sweden also took second and third place with Maja Dahlqvist and Jonna Sundling respectively. American Sadie Bjornsen placed sixth overall as the top North American finisher.
FIS World Cup 1.6 K Freestyle Sprint Québec
In the semi-finals, Jessie Diggins (USST), Bjornsen, and Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla tangled up early in the second semi-final as they rounded a tight corner. Kalla fell off the pace, while Diggins and Bjornsen fought to regain contact with the three skiers up ahead. Bjornsen out-toed Diggins for a lucky loser spot in the finals.
Sophie Caldwell surged late in her semi to place third, and miss out on a lucky loser spot. Caldwell placed seventh overall, Diggins 10th.
In the men’s race, Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo took control of the final late in the race to do as he does: win with little pressure to push a toe across the line. Italy’s Federico Pellegrino place second, with Sindre Bjørnestad Skar of Norway in third.
Canada’s Alex Harvey advanced to the semis where he was eliminated to place 10th in the final standings.
Simi Hamilton was the top-ranked U.S. skier finishing 13th in Thursday’s sprint. Logan Hanneman (APU), also for the U.S., fell in the fifth heat but ranked 25th overall.