Thursday, February 4, 2010

Canmore and More

Being a North American, I'm partial to venue at Canmore, but c'mon: it's freaking gorgeous.

The distance skate races are going to be brutal affairs, since the Canmore courses are - as that picture suggests and the course profile shows - all up and down:

Canmore course

In other words, it's all about the power. It's gonna be fun to see the Americans and Canadians mixing it up, too. My picks:

women's 10k freestyle
1. Medvedeva
2. Kalla
3. Kowalczyk
Renner: top 30

men's 10k freestyle
1. Hellner
2. Babikov
3. Sommerfeldt
Freeman: top 15; B. McKeever, Harvey, and Kershaw: top 30


Luke S said...

Babikov on the podium is an ambitious pick...

Christopher Tassava said...

I'm taking some of my cues from Devon Kershaw's Twitter feed.