Skate Weekend in Davos
DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 8, 2017) - After two opening weekends of most classic skiing, the FIS Cross Country World Cup tour heads into the Swiss mountain village of Davos for back-to-back skate races in the U.S. Ski Team's home away from home. Skate sprints are on tap for Saturday with a men's 15k and women's 10k on Sunday.
It's also a special weekend for the team and its supporters with the formal dedication of the new U.S. Cross Country Ski team waxing truck.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, Wash.) comes into the weekend standing seventh in the overall World Cup on the strength of two classic sprint podiums. Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) is 10th. She will be among favorites in Sunday's 10k freestyle - an Olympic discipline.
Davos is well familiar to the team, serving as a frequent training and relaxation base in the canton of Graubunden in southeastern Switzerland. It's been a strong venue for Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) who has three podiums in skate sprints including a win in 2011. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, Vt.) have both made the finals heat in Davos with Diggins skiing to fourth a year ago in a 15k.
“I’m excited to race here in Davos and to be healthy enough to really go after it,” said Diggins.
Every race will be streamed live on OlympicChannel.com.
Saturday, Dec. 9
7:45 a.m. ET - Men's and women's freestyle sprints - OlympicChannel.com
10:00 a.m. ET - Men's and women's freestyle sprints - Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA TV
Sunday, Dec. 10
5:30 a.m. ET - Women's 10k freestyle - OlympicChannel.com
7:45 a.m. ET - Men's 15k freestyle - OlympicChannel.com
1:00 p.m. ET - Women's 10k freestyle - Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA TV
Men's 15k Freestyle
Women's 10k Freestyle