2023 U23 World Championships

Whistler 2023: High Speeds and Technical Challenges in U23 Classic Sprint

Day two at Whistler Olympic Park was similar to the first: sunny, fast, and exciting. The excitement started early, with pre-race favourite JC Schoonmaker crashing spectacularly on the sweeping right-hand drop into the stadium during the qualifier. Seeded second, he was quick to be back up and skiing, but 150m of double poling with one pole cost him more time on top of the loss of time and speed from the fall. Schoonmaker would fail...