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)
Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. women’s team in 22nd in Sunday’s Holmenkollen 30k FIS World Cup classic race.
The U.S. women’s team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday, the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish.
Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team with a third-place finish in Saturday’s FIS World Cup 10k freestyle.
With two stage wins at the Tour de Ski, a myriad of career-best results for various athletes and top 10s galore, the U.S. Cross Country team is looking strong for the next few months of racing.
essie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to career-best Tour de Ski overall finishes on Sunday's final stage.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team to a top 10 finish in stage seven of the Tour de Ski Saturday.
Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. women’s team finishing 23rd with Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) following close behind in 26th in a 10k classic mass start on Wednesday.
Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied into the top 10 to lead the U.S. team in stage three, a 5k freestyle pursuit, at the Tour de Ski Sunday.
The U.S. women’s team skied another impressive race Saturday in the second stage of the Tour de Ski.
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.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team with a 19th place finish and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) followed closely behind in 20th, just 5.6 seconds behind Bjornsen.
Simi Hamilton led the U.S. Cross Country Team to a historic podium in the 1.3k freestyle sprint Satuday in Toblach, Italy.
There was a time a decade and more ago when the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was a mere participant in the relay. Today, that team is a contender.
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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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