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Patterson, Gelso lead American contingent in Italy Continental Cup

Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury) and Matt Gelso (Sun Valley) led an American contingent in a pair of Continental Cup races in Italy on Saturday, placing 13th and 28th, respectively.

Patterson finished the 5 km classic in Campo Carlo Magno in 16:40, roughly 45 seconds behind German winner Stefanie Boehler. Becca Rorabaugh (APU) was 14th, with Kate Fitzgerald and Lauren Fritz (both APU) in 20th and 27th.

In the men’s race, a 10 km classic, German skier Franz Goering won the race with a time of 28:31, ahead of Italian Maicol Rastelli and German Sebastian Eisenlauer.

Gelso finished in 31:04. Patrick Johnson (SVSEF) was one place and less than a second back, in 31:05, with Mike Sinnott (SVSEF) in 33rd and Eric Packer (SMS) in 37th.

Patrick Caldwell (Stratton) finished the juniors competition in 30:58, good for 15th in his field. The race was run on the same course as the men’s event, earlier in the day.

Men’s results.

Women’s results.

Junior men’s results.

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