Alex Harvey races to World Cup X country silver CBC Sports

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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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Date Posted: Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 03:48 pm

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