Vermonter Andy Newell competes in the 2016 Ski Tour Canada. (Steven Earl)
After a productive first week training in Bend, Oregon, the athletes took a break to run around with some of the speediest youngsters in the area on Sunday. The women hosted a Fast and Female event, while the guys hosted ‘Speed Camp.’
Sophie Caldwell led the U.S. team in 11th Thursday in a FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprint around the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) led the U.S. with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup 1.2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday.
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team in the 1.2k freestyle sprints at the FIS Cross Country World Cup, finishing 13th, as Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the men’s team in 18th.
For the third time this season, Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in a freestyle sprint race, finishing fourth in the Tour de Ski Opener.
January 1st marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski - a nine-day seven-stage event in three different countries.
A dozen U.S. athletes will start this weekend in the Ruka Triple to open the FIS Cross Country World Cup
Jessie Diggins picked up a win while Andy Newell was second as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team had a strong opener in a FIS classic sprint in Gaellivare.
Newbies might fidget, stress and overpack. But Newell’s a veteran of over a dozen years on the tour—a world-class sprinter. Not only does he know the ropes, but he’s energized by it. Four months on the road—one bag.
After wrapping up camp in Park City, Andy Newell traveled home to Vermont for a quick two-week break before the World Cup season kicks into action. But it wan't all relaxation for Newell, who took time on Monday to speak with local public school students.
Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Noah Hoffman and Stephen finishing third in the uphill running race.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition, which will feature a World Cup-caliber field.
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.
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.
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2016 marked Andy Newell’s 15th year competing on the international stage. The veteran is known for unparalleled athleticism, sharp natural speed and an affection for skiing that lasts well beyond the last World Cup into the spring corn snow of his native Vermont. Newell has stood on three World Cup podiums, has appeared at three Olympics and been on seven World Championship teams. He trains with his longtime club at the Stratton Mountain School on the SMS/T2 team.
Newell’s best result of the 2015-16 season was his fourth place finish in a World Cup classic sprint in Ruka, Finland—his best World Cup result since 2013.
OFF THE SNOW
9th, Team Sprint FS, Vancouver, CAN, 2010
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7th, Team Sprint, Falun, SWE, 2015
25th Overall in 2016 World Cup Sprint Standings
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