US Women’s Nordic Team Entering Third World Cup Week

The U.S. Women’s cross country ski team will take part in their third weekend of World Cup racing Saturday.

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The women’s primary relay team claimed a bronze medal in Lillehammer, Norway last weekend in the four-by-five kilometer classic and freestyle relay.  The team tied their best ever relay time set in 2012.

After the race, defending World Champion Kikkan Randall told the team is exactly where they want to be as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Sochi next February.

“We know when we put together four strong legs, we’re right in the hunt and everybody went out and skied really confident and strong,” Randall said. “We’re far from being in our peak form right now, so to put together a solid day here is great and we’re just going to keep getting better and better.”

Randall is currently ranked fifth in overall World Cup Standings among the women.

This weekend’s events, hosted in Davos, Switzerland, include a 15 kilometer ski and a freestyle sprint on the women’s side.  Men will race a 30k as well as a freestyle sprint.