Erik Bjornsen (right) checked Olympian off the bucket list last season and hopes to build on that stock going into the 2015 World Championships season. (Getty Images/AFP/Odd Andersen)
The U.S. women closed the gap in a 10k classic race in Davos as the World Cup tour left Scandinavia for the higher elevation Swiss Alps.
Sadie Bjornsen skied to 18th overall in the three day World Cup mini-tour in Lillehammer.
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During the 2014-2015 season with the injury of Noah Hoffman, Erik Bjornsen was often the lone male distance competitor for the U.S., a role he took advantage of to gain experience in international racing. He wasted no time putting that experience to use skiing to a top-30 finish in the 30k skiathlon at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun. “I was definitely trying to ski a race where I could move up in the skate leg, but that whole thing kind of went out the window when I found myself being dropped from a 60-person group in the classic leg,” Bjornsen said of his 2015 season best. “At that point, you have to do everything you can to hold on.”
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