Alex Harvey races to World Cup X country silver CBC Sports
Canadian Alex Harvey continued his strong season with a silver-medal performance in the 15-kilometre mass start free event in Seefeld, Austria on Sunday.
The cross-country skier clocked in at 31 minutes, 39.3 seconds to secure second place.
"When you haven't raced in two weeks it is always exciting to see where you are at. I was ready to take a beating today," Harvey said. "The races started out really fast so that first lap was hard. I was feeling really tired after the last few weeks of training and thought, 'oh boy, this could be a long day.'
"After the first lap, things started slowing down and I was able to pace myself."
Dario Cologna of Switzerland took the top spot on the podium with a time of 31:37.9, while Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby was third in 31:40.8.
"It wasn't the hardest course so I kind of just mentally got myself ready for the big push at the end," added Harvey. "I was able to pace myself for the last uphill. I knew it would come down to a sprint down the last hill.....
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