Last night the U.S. Team rolled into Norway, sharing the plane with the Japanese and Russian World Cup teams. So often, the American and Canadians, Japanese and our blue track suit loving competitors from the north travel the circuit together. It's a little more difficult for us to sneak a day or two or three between race weekends.
While we might have been up in the esteemed real estate of Holmenkollen for a little stride and glide on the famous trails above Oslo, I'm pretty sure Dramman was on everyone of the sprinter's minds. Here is what awaits us in tomorrow's city sprint. It will be interesting to do this race again after several years away, and even more so because the day's temperature high is -4C. Could we really be racing on hardwax in a city sprint? That'll be a call for the wax service team.
Simi Hamilton and two Ruskies just about ready to start their workout in Holmenkollen - the cathedral of cross country skiing.