As one of the best sprinters in the business, Vermonter Andy Newell relishes going fast, a pursuit he keeps up on his 1970 Triumph motorcycle and in the Olympic Games. (Getty Images/Harry How)
Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Noah Hoffman and Stephen finishing third in the uphill running race.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski competition, which will feature a World Cup-caliber field.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere.
Norway made short work of the final World Cup sprint of the season, a classic race in their home country, sweeping both the men’s and women’s podium and taking seven of the top ten places in both competitions.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth on the women’s side in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden.
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in the classic sprint.
The Nordic World Championships kick off tomorrow with a classic sprint. The team readies for the opening competition of these championships.
The USSA named 16 athletes to the 2015 Cross Country World Championships Team that will compete in Falun, Sweden.
Jessie Diggins was fifth to lead seven Americans who made the heats in a World Cup freestyle sprint in Rybinsk.
Rosie Brennan and Ida Sargent led U.S. team in a World Cup team sprint in Estonia.
Sadie Bjornsen led the USA finishing 15th in a classic sprint in Otepää.
The FIS Cross Country World Cup tour came to the Swiss Alps the last two week, with back-to-back weekends of cross country ski racing. USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw was trackside with the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and shared his thoughts.
Ida Sargent led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 15th with four athletes qualifying for heats in a freestyle sprint World Cup.
Olympian Ida Sargent skied to a career best fifth as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Ruka, FInland with a classic sprint.
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2016 will mark Andy Newell’s 15th year competing on the international stage. The veteran is known for unparalleled athleticism, sharp natural speed and an affection for skiing that lasts well beyond the last World Cup into the spring corn snow of his native Vermont. Newell, one of the World Cup's most consistent sprinters, has stood on three World Cup podiums, has appeared at three Olympics and been on seven World Championship teams. He trains with his longtime club at the Stratton Mountain School on the SMS/T2 team.
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