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Ida Sargent racing a freestyle sprint last season in Lahti (Photo Nordic Focus)

GRP Skiers at Falun World Cup

Last Updated: 19.Mar.2019

Over the weekend, Green Racing Project skiers competed in the final European World Cup races of the season in Falun, Sweden. With the Drammen sprints just four days prior, the turnaround to Falun was a tight one. Kaitlynn Miller, as the SuperTour leader, competed in both the freestyle sprint and 10k freestyle, while Ida Sargent raced the sprint.

In Saturday's sprint, skiers faced one of the shorter World Cup sprint courses, but also one with very technical downhills. In spring conditions, some of the downhill corners accumulated deep slush and ruts that took out many skiers. In the qualifier, Sargent finished 37th, just over one second from the top 30. Miller fell prey to a slushy corner in her qualifier and ended up 61st.

The following day was a 10k freestyle individual start. Miller had her best World Cup result of the season, finishing 34th in the 10k. She was +2:21 from winner Therese Johaug (who beat 2nd place by almost 20 seconds).

With the European World Cup circuit completed, there is only one weekend of racing remaining in the WC season. On February 22-24, Quebec City will host a three race weekend, including a freestyle sprint, classic mass start, and freestyle pursuit. Sargent and Miller will be joined by Caitlin Patterson on the US World Cup team for Quebec.

Results from Falun are available, as always, on FIS-ski.com.