Martin Sundby demonstrated that he’s in the hunt for his second World Cup overall title with a win in Saturday’s 10 k freestyle individual start in Lillehammer, Norway.
With a time of 22:55.8 Sundby finished ahead of teammates Finn Krogh (+2.2) and Sjur Rothe (+6.4) to make it a Norwegian sweep on the podium.
Alex Harvey was the first North American in 33rd and finished 54.6 seconds back from Sundby. Teammates Ivan Babikov, Len Valjas, and Devon Kershaw followed in 43rd, 57th and 58th positions. Other Canadians who raced Saturday were Jessie Cockney in 77th and Graeme Killick in 94th.
Erik Bornsen was the top US men’s finisher, placing 51st and finishing 1:13.2 back from the lead. Simi Hamilton, Andy Newell, and Reese Hanneman trailed their teammate, placing 74th, 103rd, and 108th.
Saturday’s race marks the second of three races in the Lillehammer World Cup mini tour. After yesterday’s sprint and today’s 10 k, Krough sits atop the standings with a time of 25:50.3. He’s followed by Sundby (+20.3) and Paal Golberg (+26.6). Harvey is currently sitting in 11th position overall.