Ski testing has ensued. The wax buses and trailers are humming. And you can bet the athletes’ gathered in Seefeld, Austria are revving the engines too.
On Thursday of this week, the sprinters will have a go on the first regular day of competition at the 2019 World Nordic Ski Championships. The women and men race a freestyle sprint on the same courses used for last season’s World Cup test-event. American Sophie Caldwell and Switzerland’s Laurien van der Graaff tied for first in that women’s sprint, while Johannes Høsflot Klæbo won the men’s event.
If you haven’t already viewed the video up top, check it out. Former U.S. Ski Team athlete and current U.S. World Championship Team member Andy Newell helps out with this Seefeld sprint course preview.