The Tour de Ski resumed on Wednesday near Davos, Switzerland, with the holding of a second freestyle sprint. Cross-country skiers Antoine Cyr and Olivier Léveillé both improved the result they obtained in this event in Italy on Saturday, without reaching the elimination races.
Cyr was the best Canadian in this fourth stage, placing 32nd. He clocked 2:22.92 and missed the next round by 12 hundredths of a second. The top 30 cross-country skiers advanced to the quarterfinals.
On Saturday, the Gatinois took 35th in the free sprint contested in Dobbiaco. He then finished 19th in the 10 km classic and the free pursuit to take provisional 19th place in the general classification of this 18th Tour de Ski. Place he still occupies at the end of Wednesday’s event.
Gold medalist in the freestyle sprint on Saturday, Frenchman Lucas Chanavat won once again in Switzerland. He emerged victorious in his first two races, then beat Swede Edvin Anger (0.25 seconds) and Italian Federico Pelligrino (0.44 seconds) in the final.
Olivier Léveillé was ranked 66th with a time of 2 min 29 sec.82 sec. He occupies 54th place in the provisional general ranking of the competition. Norwegian Harald Oestberg Amundsen is in the lead, followed by his compatriot Erik Valnes (11 seconds) and Federico Pellegrino (25 seconds).
The action resumes on Thursday in Davos with the classic-style pursuit events.