My life has gotten a lot more exciting in the last couple weeks - I have been selected to be on the CCC Convergence Group for some FIS Scandinavian Cups and World Cups! This is a program where additional athletes are added on to World Cup trips to provide more international experience. Kevin Sandau, Drew Goldsack and I are the 3 convergence trip athletes and Graham Nishikawa is also going as the NorAm leader from last year. CCC officially announced it a few days ago here.
I am flying to Ostersund, Sweden on Nov.6. It looks like we will do some FIS races in Bruksvallarna, Sweden and Rovaniemi, Finland the first 2 weekends. Then I will hopefully get to race a 3-day mini-tour World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland. The final weekend will be World Cups in Dusseldorf, Germany before flying back to Canada on Dec.5. I am incredibly excited for this opportunity to race in Europe get some more World Cup starts! I will get back to Canada just in time for the start of the Canadian racing circuit with NorAms in Vernon, BC.
Last Thursday most of the Canmore skiers did a classic sprint race on Frozen Thunder. It was a fun way to get back into race mode. I qualified in 5th place and finished the day in 3rd. Results are here. This is Andrea and I skiing together in the quarter-final.
|Photo: Dan Roycroft|
I am going to put in one more week of good training then I'm off to Sweden!