It was an uphill battle, but young Sadie Bjornsen impressed both her country and the world at her first-ever Olympic Games. (Getty Images/Ryan Pierse)
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere.
Catilin Gregg and Noah Hoffman took the U.S. National 30k / 50k titles today near Ketchum, Idaho.
Norway made short work of the final World Cup sprint of the season, a classic race in their home country, sweeping both the men’s and women’s podium and taking seven of the top ten places in both competitions.
Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) hung on for an 11th place result in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 30k classic mass start, a race defined by Norway’s Therese Johaug who broke away with a sharp pace early and held on for an impressive win.
The U.S. women finished fourth in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 3x5k relay.
Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) used the power of a strong skate leg to ski into eleventh place leading the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 15k skiathlon event. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 20th. Erik Bjor
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in the classic sprint.
The Nordic World Championships kick off tomorrow with a classic sprint. The team readies for the opening competition of these championships.
The USSA named 16 athletes to the 2015 Cross Country World Championships Team that will compete in Falun, Sweden.
Jessie Diggins was fifth, Liz Stephen seventh as the U.S. Ski Team closed out a strong weekend in Rybinsk.
Jessie Diggins was fifth to lead seven Americans who made the heats in a World Cup freestyle sprint in Rybinsk.
Rosie Brennan and Ida Sargent led U.S. team in a World Cup team sprint in Estonia.
Sadie Bjornsen led the USA finishing 15th in a classic sprint in Otepää.
Sadie Bjornsen took eighth place in the fourth stage of the Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. She will soon abandon the Tour to maintain her season goal of success at the World Championships.
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Sadie Bjornsen has notched several top-10 World Cup finishes and consistent World Cup points over the last two seasons. Her breakthrough year during the Sochi Olympic season saw her top results primarily in classic events, but this season was balanced across disciplines and between sprint and distance racing.
Bjornsen’s best results of the 2014-15 season came at the Tour de Ski with a seventh in the opening 3k prologue and an eighth in the 5k classic stage in Toblach.
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