As one of the best sprinters in the business, Vermonter Andy Newell relishes going fast, a pursuit he keeps up on his 1970 Triumph motorcycle and in the Olympic Games. (Getty Images/Harry How)
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.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth on the women’s side in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden.
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 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.
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2016 will mark 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, one of the World Cup's most consistent sprinters, 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.
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