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Canada’s Harvey and Kershaw Land in Quebec City for FIS XC World Cup Finals

by John Symon

March 13, 2017 (Quebec City, QC) – Top Canadian xc skiers Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw landed in Quebec City on Sunday direct from the Oslo World Cup in preparation for the upcoming FIS World Cup Finals taking place in Quebec City from March 17-19.

Devon Kershaw with Alex Harvey [P] Ralph S
Fans greeted the dynamic duo who stole the show at the FIS Nordic World Championships at Oslo, Norway in 2011 winning Team Sprint gold in the famous Holmenkollen stadium to claim Canada’s first gold medals at the Worlds.

Fans greeted Harvey [P] Ralph Samson
Harvey, 28, who recently won gold in the 50km Freestyle at the FIS World Championships in Lahti, Finland, spoke to his hometown media.

Alex Harvey [P] Ralph Samson
“I’m having the best season of my career winning the 50km Freestyle gold in Lahti and I’m sitting third in the overall men’s World Cup rankings. I’ve raced at 36 World Cup events and spent winter in Europe since 2000 so I’m comfortable on the road,” said Harvey who showed off his gold medal.

Alex Harvey [P] Ralph Samson
“I’m looking forward to the three races here Quebec City’s Plains of Abraham. There is work to be done to defend my third place but the is still gas left in the tank,” shared the superstar as he and Kershaw greeted fans for numerous photo opps.

Harvey also added that moving over to Salomon for sponsorship was perhaps “the best move of my career.” The racing starts on March 17 with a Freestyle Sprint followed by 10/15k Classic Mass Start races on Mar. 18. The season wraps up on Mar. 19 with the final 10/15k Freestyle Pursuit races as the legendary Crystal Globes will once again be awarded on Canadian soil recognizing the overall series winners – read more here.

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