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USA’s Hamilton 9th as Norway’s Klaebo Claims Record 6th Victory in Men’s 1.5km Sprint FR at Davos


December 09, 2017 (Davos, SUI) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton led the North Americans finishing 9th after advancing to the semis in the men’s 1.5km Sprint F won by Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo who recorded his 6th straight victory tying fellow Norwegians Petter Northug Jr and Martin Johnsrud Sundby as the only men to win six World Cups in one season before the new year.

Simi Hamilton [P] Reese BrownSimi Hamilton
Italy’s Federico Pellegrino was the only skier to go with Klaebo in the final but he was out-matched finishing 1.8 seconds back. In third place for the second weekend in a row was Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov at 4.64 behind.

Men's podium [P] Nordic Focus
Andy Newell [P] Reese BrownAndy Newell
American Andy Newell made the quarter finals as well but did not advance finishing 21st. Alex Harvey was the lone Canadian to qualify but placed fifth in his quarter-final round and his day ended early as well.

“It was a typical Davos course and conditions out there. I felt much better qualifying today than last week and was happy to qualify in the top 10. Felt solid in my heat but didn’t have the best finish due to a Swiss skier crashing on the last corner and pushing me wide. The corner into the finish is always a little icy here. Happy to be feeling pretty good and healthy and looking to build on results throughout the month,” said Newell.

Alex Harvey [P] Reese Brown
According to Louis Bouchard, co-head coach of Canada’s World Cup Team, “Alex is in great shape and his technique is good, but he always struggles a bit at altitude in Davos. Every skier handles altitude differently. We tried some different things to be ready for the altitude. Alex is in great shape though and right where he wants to be.”

Qualifications here.
Results here.

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