We arrived in Drammen in time to see the quarterfinals – Andy advanced on a photo finish, skied a clean semi, and finished 3rd in the final for his first classic sprint podium!
The flower ceremony is in the lower left – much easier to see on the jumbotron!
Video of the finish is here: men’s final finish
The sun is shining in the Upper Valley – a good omen as the group is about to depart for Logan. Anticipation is running high for the first four busy days: Drammen WC Sprint, ski and visit with Baerum Ski Club (Klubb) juniors, Holmenkollen WC 30/50k and sprints, drive to Lillehammer. Web cam from Sjusjoen (on Birke trail) shows lots of snow in the mountains.
Ford Sayre Junior Nordic Team departs Wednesday for Norway for ski training, racing, and spectating.