It was an uphill battle, but young Sadie Bjornsen impressed both her country and the world at her first-ever Olympic Games. (Getty Images/Ryan Pierse)
Jessie Diggins dup deep in the eighth and final stage to claim fifth overall in the final Ski Tour Canada standings.
After the sixth stage of the Ski Tour Canada, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved back up to fifth in the overall Tour standings, while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) moved to 11th.
Jessie Diggins and Erik Bjornsen led the U.S. team in a FIS World Cup 1.5k classic sprint in fifth state of the Ski Tour Canada in Canmore Tuesday.
Two U.S. women skied to a top-10 finish in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle pursuit in the Ski Tour Canada on Saturday. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished fifth overall while Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 10th.
Ski Tour Canada continued with the third event Friday as Sadie Bjornsen and Simi Hamilton both finished eighth to led the U.S. Team in the 1.5/1.7k freestyle sprint.
Jessie Diggins led the U.S. Team for the second day, finishing eighth in a FIS Nordic World Cup 10.5k classic mass start race.
Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. team with a 15th place finish in a FIS World Cup skiathlon race on Sunday.
Jessie Diggins grabbed her fourth podium performance of the season to lead the U.S. at the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the Lahti Ski Games.
Jessie Diggins led the U.S team on Saturday in a FIS World Cup 5k individual classic race in fifth, as teammate Sadie Bjornsen was 7th.
Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. women’s team in 22nd in Sunday’s Holmenkollen 30k FIS World Cup classic race.
The U.S. women’s team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday, the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish.
Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team with a third-place finish in Saturday’s FIS World Cup 10k freestyle.
With two stage wins at the Tour de Ski, a myriad of career-best results for various athletes and top 10s galore, the U.S. Cross Country team is looking strong for the next few months of racing.
essie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to career-best Tour de Ski overall finishes on Sunday's final stage.
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Sadie Bjornsen has notched several top-10 World Cup finishes and consistent World Cup points over the last two seasons. Her breakthrough year during the Sochi Olympic season saw her top results primarily in classic events, but this season was balanced across disciplines and between sprint and distance racing.
Bjornsen’s best results of the 2014-15 season came at the Tour de Ski with a seventh in the opening 3k prologue and an eighth in the 5k classic stage in Toblach.
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