Snowboarding on fumes in opposition to the world’s greatest, Antoine Cyr was the primary Canadian to cross the end line in sixteenth on Sunday, posting a time of 33 minutes 51.2 seconds within the 10-kilometre skate-ski pursuit race of the Tour de Ski occasion in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
A day earlier, the native of Gatineau, Que., completed one-tenth of a second shy of a bronze medal within the males’s 15 km classic-ski race.
Cyr skied straight up Alpe Cermis over the ultimate three kilometres that boasts a 28 per cent hill grade.
Norway’s Johannes Klaebo topped the mountain first within the cross-country race and gained six instances within the grueling seven-race competitors.
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Teammate Simen Krueger positioned second general after clocking the highest time within the remaining stage at 31:20.4.
Olivier Léveillé, a 21-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., was the following greatest Canadian in thirty second in 33:54.2.
Russell Kennedy of Canmore, Alta., was the highest Canadian within the remaining stage and thirty ninth general. The skilled Kennedy had his greatest results of the epic nine-day journey by Europe, clocking the twenty third quickest time on the hill at 33:14.3.
“The hill climb was intimidating in the beginning, particularly with how my outcomes had been to this point, however after I began my legs felt tremendous good,” Kennedy instructed Nordiq Canada. “It’s laborious to do for the primary time as a result of I wasn’t positive precisely the place the end was. I went a bit of laborious too quickly.
“Ending my first Tour was enormous. I’ve been wanting to do that for a few years now, so I used to be stoked to have the ability to get one underneath my belt.”
Vocal crowd motivating
On the ladies’s facet, Katherine Stewart-Jones completed 18th in finishing her first Tour de Ski.
Coming off her first ever top-10 World Cup end, the 27-year-old dug deep in pursuit of the end line on the high of Alpe Cermis.
“I’ve at all times needed to do the Tour de Ski, so it felt fairly satisfying to complete these 9 days by emptying the tank on the high of a mountain,” stated the Chelsea, Que. skier. “This can be very tough. TV doesn’t do it justice. There have been lots of people out cheering, which undoubtedly helped me make it up the hill.”
Stewart-Jones posted a time of 38:27.2 on Sunday and completed 18th general.
“For the complete Tour to run easily, there’s a lot work accomplished behind the scenes by our workers,” added Stewart-Jones. “We have now such an superior crew, and a very good crew dynamic.”
Sweden’s Frida Karlsso was first to achieve the highest of the mountain and accomplished the competitors with 4 podium finishes, together with two victories.
Daphne Claudel of France posted the highest time of day for the ladies, stopping the clock at 36:35.4.