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Ben Lustgarten in the 50k classic Holmenkollen (Photo Daily Skier)

GRP Athletes Compete at Holmenkollen and Drammen World Cups

Last Updated: 12.Mar.2019

The World Cup season is winding down, which usually means it's time for the annual stop in Oslo, Norway, for two of the biggest events of the year. On March 9 and 10, Oslo hosted the iconic Holmenkollen 30/50k ski races. Then, two days later racing moved to Drammen, Norway for city sprints. The races boast some of the largest and rowdiest crowds of the season, with campfires lining the courses and spectators camped out for day before. Four GRP athletes competed in either the Holmenkollen or Drammen, or both.

On Saturday, women raced 30k classic on the tough Oslo courses, and GRP athlete Kaitlynn Miller finished 42nd. The next day, the men raced 50k on the same courses. Adam Martin finished 31st, just outside the points, and a new personal best World Cup result for him. Ben Lustgarten also started, but was a DNF as a result of vertigo he experienced during the race.

On Tuesday, the World Cup moved to Drammen for classic city sprints. Ida Sargent was close to making the heats, finishing the qualifier in 34th place, about 2.5 seconds from the top 30. Kailtynn Miller finished 55th in the qualifier.

Results from the Holmenkollen are available here, and Drammen here. The World Cup moves to Falun, Sweden this weekend for an all freestyle weekend, featuring a sprint and 10/15k distance race.