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GRP Skiers Wrap Up World Championships, Race China City Sprint Tour
Last Updated: 05.Mar.2019
Athletes from the Green Racing Project were spread wide across the globe this past week, as they raced in both Austria and China. Three GRP skiers, Caitlin Patterson, Adam Martin, and Ben Lustgarten finished up World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. Meanwhile, Ida Sargent, Corey Stock, and Liz Guiney took on the three stage China City Sprint Tour in Beijing, China.
The races at World Champs in Austria continued on February 27 with a 15k classic individual start. Ben Lustgarten represented the GRP in that race, taking 45th in a time of 42:12. The Championships wrapped up with 30 and 50k freestyle events. In the 30k on March 3, Caitlin Patterson skied to a 34th place finish. The following day, Adam Martin finished 45th in the 50k. World Cup racing continues this weekend with the Holmenkollen 30 and 50k classic races in Oslo, Norway on March 9 and 10. Results from Seefeld are available on FIS-ski.com.
China City Sprint Tour
Racing in China started with a freestyle city sprint in downtown Beijing by the Bird's Nest stadium on March 1. In the qualifier, Ida Sargent led the way with a 16th. Liz Guiney qualified in 29th and Corey Stock in 35th. Sargent and Guiney were both knocked out in their quarterfinals and finished 18th and 29th, respectively. The following day, racing moved to an industrial district of Beijing, Shougang for another freestyle sprint. In the qualifier, Sargent took 9th, Guiney was 26th, and Stock was 27th. Sargent moved all the way to the A Final where she finished 2nd to Sweden's Linn Soemskar. Stock finished 3rd in her quarterfinal, for 16th on the day, and Guiney was 29th. The final day of racing was outside of Beijing in YanQing, and brought another freestyle city sprint. Sargent qualified in 16th, followed by Guiney in 30th, and Stock in 33rd. After taking second in her quarterfinal and advancing, Sargent placed 6th in her semifinal and 12th on the day. Her final ranking in the City Sprint Tour was 9th. Guiney finished 30th in the heats. Results from the three city sprints are also available on FIS-ski.com.