Congratulations to Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway for winning first place in the inaugural Ski Tour Canada. Canadian Alex Harvey put on a good show for his home country with a fifth.
Sundby started nearly 40 seconds behind the leader, Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov, in the final stage, but put the pedal down as he has all year and smashed the field to win the race, and the overall Tour with a time of 47:24.1. Read more about today’s event from Cross Country Canada.
In addition to winning the tour, Sundby also was the men’s overall FIS World Cup champion for this winter, and the distance champion.
The top Canadian woman in the tour was Emily Nishikawa of Whitehorse in 37th. Therese Johaug of Norway was the women’s overall tour winner, and also took home the hardware as the women’s overall FIS World Cup champion. I lost track of how many times the Norwegian national anthem was played today.
The Ski Tour in Canmore was a fantastic and well-organized event. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible.
Is Winter Returning?
Spring is almost here according to the calendar, but it feels like we’ve had spring conditions for the past two months.
The Ski Tour is over and it’s time to get back to some skiing. Thanks for all the trip reports today. The weather forecast is looking promising for the coming week with temperatures below zero every day starting on Monday, and some snow, too.