2013 Ski Nationals - Day 8

The CVTC finished the Ski Nationals week with another bronze medal for Sebastien Dandurand.  Dandurand, who won medals in the middle distance skate and classic events, found himself in a sprint finish in the 30 km free technique alongside his teammate, Colin Ferrie.  Dandurand finished a close 3rd and Ferrie ended up 5th.  The other two juniors competing for CVTC, Stefan Sander-Green and Fred Weaver, finished 17th and 33rd, respectively.  Paul Dupuis did not finish.

The senior men skied a 50 km skate event, the first 50 km distance for all of the CVTC seniors.  Sebastien Townsend had a great race, leading the CVTC gentlemen with a 31st place finish.  Geoffrey Richards finished 38th, Yannick Lapierre was 54th and Martin Schrama was 58th.  The 50 km and 30 km events started at 9:00 am to take advantage of the colder mornings.  The snow held up really well right to the end, but was extremely hard and icy in the morning. 

The team now has a month and a half of unstructured training before the first training camp for 2013/14 year occurs in mid-May.  Applications for training centres are now being accepted and the new teams will be named by the end of April.  Check the "Team" - "Selection Criteria" menu links for more information.

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