In this episode — an analysis of a wonderful day of classic sprinting in Falun, Sweden. First off, hats off to the organizing committee: the fans were out in force, Sweden showed up to race, Johaug advanced to the semis, two Norwegians pounced in the men’s race….inhale — it was simply a fun day of skiing. And, Falun’s course was for real. Stout climbs forced athletes to run hills and technical banked turns kept everybody honest.
Really, it was an event, despite the region’s low snow, that was a highlight. (We are biased towards these championship level courses on the sprint circuit.)
In between the racing, there’s some banter about Klæbo’s broken fingers, and some chatter about the new baby in Lillehammer, Norway.
Thanks for listening.