The snow is flying, athletes are getting in their last minute preparations in and there is less than five days left until both the IBU and FIS Cross Country seasons get underway. 2017-2018 is shaping up to be another exciting season of racing. Add in the fact that it is an Olympic year and there is a lot to look forward to over the next four months of racing.
On the women’s side, will Marit continue to dominate? Or will the return of Therese Johaug spark a true competitive landscape yet again. This year is an Olympic year and the world will descend upon PyeongChang in February. Will we see Alex Harvey win a Olympic medal for Canadian men in cross country for the first time ever? Will Sundby finally capture that first elusive gold at a major event for the first time in his decorated career? Finally, what is the fate of the Russian athletes for the Olympics. All of these questions will be answered before the season is done and dusted.
If you’re like me and the exact details of last season are a little fuzzy, Eurosport has compiled two 45min highlight packs which details the main talking points and events from both the IBU and FIS Cross Country World Championships.