Hilde Lauvhaug

Slind Skis to Pursuit Victory in U-23 Women’s Pursuit; Webster Eighth

Halfway through the 15k women’s pursuit at the U-23 World Championships, the Russians appeared to have everything under control. Skiing three abreast on their second of four trips up the big climb here, there didn’t seem to be a way for anyone to get around their sea of blue suits. But when they switched to skate skis, the Russians’ grip on the race disappeared as quickly they had taken it, snatched by a pair of...