According to the International Ski Federation on Saturday, Alex Harvey of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Quebec won the silver medal at a World Cup cross country skiing competition in Ruka, Finland. Harvey placed second in the men’s 10 kilometre freestyle event for his 14th World Cup medal of his international cross-country skiing career.
Harvey posted a second place time of 21 minutes, 16.7 seconds. Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway won the gold medal with a time of 21 minutes, 5.5 seconds. Dario Cologna of Switzerland won the bronze medal with a time of 21 minutes, 17.1 seconds. Harvey reached the podium by 2.7 seconds as Anders Gloerssen of Norway was in fourth place with a time of 21 minutes, 19.4 seconds. He will try to use this silver medal performance as confidence leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Harvey is in sixth place in the overall World Cup standings in men’s cross country skiing for 2015-16 with 140 points. Sundby is the overall leader with 314 points.
In other results from the weekend, Sondre Turvoll Fossli of Norway won the men’s classical sprint, while Sundby won a second World Cup on Sunday in the men’s 15 kilometre classical pursuit. The next World Cup cross country skiing competitions take place this weekend (on Saturday and Sunday) in Lillehammer, Norway.