Friday, February 20, 2009


The women's pursuit at Liberec takes place as Norway, always expecting little short of domination, finds itself lacking any cross-country medals. I doubt they'll fix that in the pursuit, though Kristin Stoermer Steira is showing some good form and could do well. With so many good skaters in the mix, I think the race will wind up in a pack finish featuring big guns like Steira, Charlotte Kalla, and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen. My picks, though:

women's 7.5km + 7.5km pursuit
1. Kowalcyzk
2. Shevchenko
3. Longa
Renner: top 10