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Canada’s Harvey 8th & USA’s Hamilton 9th as Norway’s Klaebo Wins the Men’s Sprint FR in Seefeld


January 27, 2018 (Seefeld, Austria) – Canada’s Alex Harvey battled to 8th in the men’s 1.1km Freestyle sprint as Norway’s Johannes Klaebo topped the podium again with Lucas Chanavat, of France in second followed by Sweden’s Calle Halfvarsson in third.

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus
Simi Hamilton led Team USA in 9th after qualifying strong in 5th, as he and Harvey both skied their way into the semis but did not advance to the final round. Harvey qualified 22nd.

Men's podium [P] Nordic Focus
Harvey relaxed at the back of the pack for most of his quarter-final heat and then put the hammer down to win his opening round and advance to the next round. During his semifinal he skied mid-pack but could only manage fourth as his day came to an end and he did not advance as a Lucky Loser.

Simeon Hamilton [P] Nordic Focus
Erik Bjornsen (USA) finished 37th followed by teammate Logan Hanneman in 39th with Len Valjas (Can), making his return to the World Cup after an injury, in 40th. Andy Newell (USA) was 42nd followed by Julien Locke (Can) in 43rd, with Knute Johnsgaard (Can) in 51st, Bob Thompson (Can) in 58th, Graeme Killick (Can) 61st, Reese Hanneman (USA) 65th, Devon Kershaw (Can) 70th and Ben Lustgarten (USA) finished 76th.

Qualifications here.
Results here.

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