Simone Paredi

Tom Reichelt of Germany Nabs First Birkie Victory, Matt Gelso Top American in 7th

Late in the race as the pace accelerated, Tom Reichelt took the lead as the course began to open up in the wide fields approaching Lake Hayward. Behind him were Bonaldi and Paredi, hanging on and looking for an opportunity to make a move in the final two agonizing kilometers across the lake. “I was waiting for the others to catch me,” he said, “but nobody did. I thought in the sprint I had no chance.”

Italy’s Simone Paredi secured himself the overall season victory in the men’s standings during the final Roller Skiing World Cup weekend in Greece last weekend. On the ladies’ side, it was Guro Stroem Solli of Norway who won with a decisive margin in the overall standings. Paredi began his road to victory on Saturday by capturing second place in the mountain race. Paredi’s biggest challenge for overall victory came from Norway’s Ragnar Bragvin Andresen who...