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Volvo Challenge Roller Ski Race Report, Results + PHOTOS

release by the Orford Ski Club
Women's winners (l-r) Halvorsen 3rd, Brown 1st, Leclair 2nd [P] Reese Brown
September 13, 2017 (Sherbrooke, QC) – This past Saturday in Sherbrooke Quebec, was held the second edition of the Volvo Challenge roller ski race. More than 50 top Nordic skiers competed in this sanctioned race set in a unique urban environment.

Men's winners (l-r) Cristofanilli 2nd, Cry 1st, Sarthou 3rd [P] Reese Brown
Elite skiers from Quebec, which included members of the CNEPH (Pierre Harvey National Training Center), faced off against skiers from Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the United States.

Cendrine Brown [P] Reese Brown
In the 10 km, the overall winners were:

Women’s Race
1. Cendrine Brown, Sr. Women, Club Fondeurs-Laurentides, Quebec, (CAN)
2. Laura Leclair, U23, Club Chelsea Nordiq Quebec, (CAN)
3. Tove Halvorsen, Junior A, Club Nakertok Nordic Quebec, (CAN)

Antoine Cyr wins Orford Roller Ski race [P] Reese Brown

Men’s Race
1. Antoine Cyr, Junior A, Club Skinouk Quebec, (CAN)
2. Zachary Cristofanilli, U23, Club Orford Quebec, (CAN)
3. Pierrick Sarthou, Junior A, Club Monteriski Quebec, (CAN)

[P] Reese Brown
Women's Mass Start [P] Reese Brown
[P] Reese Brown
The Club would like to note these impressive performances:
– Stefano Zanotto 1st, Sr. Men, from the Saskatoon Nordic Club, Saskatchewan (CAN)
– Olivier Léveillé 1st Jr. B, from Orford Club, Quebec (CAN)
– Brian Dooley 3rd, Masters men of the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club, Vermont (USA)
– Kyle Marie Hekeler 4th Jr. B Woman, from VTXC Stowe, Vermont (USA)
– Kayden Sim 4e U23 male, from club Hollyburn Ski Club, British Columbia (CAN)

[P] Reese Brown
[P] Reese Brown
The course took place within the streets of a newly constructed and uniquely landscaped roadway in Sherbrooke Quebec, under the eyes of many spectators.

[P] Reese Brown
Women's winners (l-r) Halvorsen 3rd, Brown 1st, Leclair 2nd [P] Reese Brown
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support, and in particular Sherbrooke Volvo. The Club expects to hold the event at the same location next year.

Results here.
Men’s photos here.
Women’s photos here.

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