Strong Classic Weekend for Diggins
Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) capped of a strong classic weekend with a top 10 in a 10k classic at Planica, Slovenia. Diggins was 10th behind first time race winner Krista Parmokoski of Finland. A day earlier Diggins was fourth for her best ever classic sprint. The upcoming Olympic sprint will be classic technique.
Caitlin Patterson (Anchorage), who just swept all four titles at the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships, was a strong 20th with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) 23rd.
Scott Patterson (Anchorage) led the U.S. men in 43rd as Alexeyk Poltoranin of Kazakhstan took the win.
The World Cup now heads to Austria for a pre-World Championships visit to Seefeld.