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Ida Sargent on top of the podium in the classic sprint last weekend (Photo John Lazenby)

Sargent Races Dresden World Cup

Last Updated: 14.Jan.2019

After winning the classic sprint at US Cross Country Championships on January 4, Ida Sargent was back in action on the World Cup in Dresden, Germany this weekend. Dresden is a city sprint, where organizers bring in truckloads of snow to spread on the city streets among historic buildings. With limited snow in Dresden, there was green grass on the side of the course, and even a spectator on horseback in the adjacent field!

Sargent raced a freestyle sprint on Saturday, January 12, finishing 38th in the qualifier. She was just 2 seconds out of qualifying for the rounds, while dealing with an issue with her femoral nerve that is aggravated by icy conditions like Dresden. The following day, Sargent teamed up with World Cup rookie Hannah Halvorsen for the team sprint. They finished fourth in their semifinal, but unfortunately only the top two from each semifinal automatically advance to the finals. Five out of the six lucky loser spots for the final went to teams from the second semifinal, so Sargent and Halvorsen just missed out and finished 11th on the day.

The World Cup continues next weekend in Otepaa, Estonia with a classic sprint and a classic distance race. Results from Dresden are available on FIS-ski.com