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Jesse Cockney and Len Valjas Ski to 13th in Team Sprint at Nordic World Ski Championships in Sweden

@jcockney & @LennyValjas Ski to 13th in Team Sprint at Nordic World Ski Championships http://t.co/8avjGhqCZw pic.twitter.com/XoHKseuCI9 — Cross Country Canada (@cccski) February 22, 2015 cccski.com February 22, 2015 FALUN, Sweden —Jesse Cockney and Len Valjas had a strong performance, but the World Championship pace was a bit too much while skiing to 13th spot in…

Norway's Petter Northug, left, lunges to beat Alex Harvey of Canada, right, during the men's sprint final at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. ANDERS WIKLUND / TT / AP FILE PHOTO

Harvey silver in Sweden

Alex Harvey won silver for the first time in 2015 as Canadian sprinters blitzed the opposition for their best world cup weekend just in time for this week’s world championships in Falun, Sweden. By Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook February 19, 2015 In the final, Harvey, 27, fought from the back of the pack. The sprint course…

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt (Rocky Mountain Racers) at U23 World Championships last week in Almaty, Kazakhstan. There, the 22-year-old Bouffard-Nesbitt posted the best result of her career: 12th in the 15 k skiathlon. Photo: Raphaël Couturier

Bouffard-Nesbitt Joins XC World Champs Team

As my first-ever World Cup, my only goals are to enjoy it, to absolutely make the most out of it, and learn! By Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook February 19, 2015 The lean, mean Canadian cross-country ski world champion team surprised some by its lack of size, but for many in the ski world, the addition of…

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Canada strong at Japan World Cup

If this week’s races are any indication of future Paralympic success, Canada should be a beast of a team in the east. By Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook February 19, 2015 Already looking ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Canmore ParaNordic skiers have travelled to Japan to get accustomed to racing on the other…

Louis-Pierre Hélie earned his best World Cup finish ever on Sunday

Hélie finds fourth on world cup tour

Hélie, the lone Canadian to reach the semis on Sunday, had a great start in the small final. He skied with the lead all the way, claiming his first 5th place finish. By Justin Brisbane, Rocky Mountain Outlook February 19, 2015 For two years, Banff’s Louis-Pierre Helie has pushed the physical limits of his body in striving…

The USA's Andrew Soule skied his way onto the men's cross-country and biathlon sitting podium five times at Cable 2015 © James Netz Photography

Soule’s Triple Delight at Cross-Country World Cup

paralympic.org, February 17, 2005. Second wins for Russia’s Vladislav Lekomtcev and Canadian Brittany Hudak in Asahikawa, Japan. The USA’s Andrew Soule continued his fantastic run of form at the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup on Tuesday (17 February), with his third win in as many races in Asahikawa, Japan, in classic cross-country long distance…

Noah Hoffman placed 38th in Sunday’s 15 k freestyle in Östersund, Sweden. It was his first World Cup finish since March 2014. He is pictured here racing in the 2014 SuperTour Finals at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo: Rob Whitney)

Hoffman Leads U.S. Men in His World Cup Return; Bratrud Makes Debut

By Lander Karath, fasterskier.com February 16, 2015 Noah Hoffman entered Sunday’s 15 k freestyle individual start in Östersund, Sweden with uncertainty, but exited with a clear objective of improvement. The race was the 25-year-old’s first World Cup finish since March of 2014 and marked Hoffman’s first competition after a November crash in Kuusamo, Finland that resulted in…