Holly’s Bio

HOMETOWN St-Ferreol, Quebec
AGE 22
TEAM Canadian National Ski Team (Senior World Cup Team)
CLUB Club Nordique Mont Ste-Anne
  • 2010 Olympic Games, Whistler, BC, 7th (4x10km Relay)
  • 2010 Olympic Games, Whistler, BC, 4th (Team Sprint Free)
  • 2010 Olympic Games, Whistler, BC, 9th (30km Pursuit)
  • 2009 World Cup Trondheim, Norway, 3rd (50km Classic)
  • 2009 World Cup Whistler, BC, 3rd (Team Sprint)
  • 2009 Nordic Worlds Liberec, Czech Republic, 5th (4x10km Team Relay)
  • 2009 U23 Nordic Worlds Praz de Lys Sommand, France, 4th (30km Pursuit)
  • 2008 Junior World Championships Malles, Italy 2nd (10km Classic)
  • 2007 Junior World Championships Taravisio, Italy 3rd (10km Skate)
ABOUT Alex Harvey has grown up on skiis and bikes, he doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t ski. His home town in St-Ferreol nearby Mont Sainte Anne meant there was great skiing, riding, and hiking right outside his door fostering an opportune environment for him to develop into the athlete that he is today. Alex continues to live and base his training out of Mont Sainte Anne, through the Pierre Harvey National Training Center, under the guidance of coach, Louis Bouchard.Since landing Canada’s second-ever Junior Nordic Worlds medal with the bronze in 10km skate at Taravisio, Italy in 2007 Harvey has continued to turn heads. Last year, as a first year senior, Alex was on the podium in third at two World Cups first in Whistler, BC in the Team Sprint with George Gray and later in Trondheim, Norway in the men’s 50km classic. Alex’s father, the legendary Pierre Harvey, is well known as a cyclist and xc skier having attended four Olympic Games putting Canada in the international limelight numerous times.For some it might be hard to live up to such a famous Dad, but Alex is up to the challenge making a name of his own. He has become one of Canada’s top cross-country skiers and as one of the younger skiers on the race scene looks to have a promising career ahead of him.Outside of xc skiing Harvey is studying Law part-time through the University of Laval. He believes that the focus necessary to be an endurance athlete has helped him have success in his studies as well.

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