Monday, February 23, 2009

World Championship Sprints

If the pursuits were any indication, the freestyle sprints at Liberec will be won and lost on the last climbs of the course. (course profile) My picks, including the splash of the "WTF?" that seems to flavor the big sprints - Crawford and Darragon at Torino, f'instance. (This is really just a way to say "who the hell knows, if your name's neither Majdic nor Hattestad.")

women's freestyle sprint (96 racers on the qualification-round start list!)
1. Majdic
2. Muranen
3. Brun-Lie
Randall: top 12

men's freestyle sprint (135 racers on the qualification-round start list!)
1. Hattestad
2. R. Pasini
3. J├Ânsson
Newell: top 12
Harvey and Koos: top 20

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