U.S. Fifth, Seventh In Planica Team Sprint
The Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team women’s team of Julia Kern and Sophie Caldwell finished fifth in the team sprint in Planica, Slovenia Sunday. The men’s team of Kevin Bolger and Logan Hanneman finished seventh.
Qualifying began with similar conditions the athletes faced during Saturday’s individual sprint - rain and wet snow surfaces. But by the time the finals were underway, the rain had changed to heavy wet snow, which resulted in challenging conditions and significantly slower lap times.
The FIS Cross Country World Cup season continues with the first event of the 14th edition of the FIS Cross-Country Tour de Ski, a 10k freestyle mass start for the women, and a 15k freestyle mass start for the men Saturday, Dec. 28 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.