Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning a stage of the 2016 Tour de Ski. (Getty Images/AFP - Giuseppe Cacace)
Seventeen athletes have been named to represent USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.
The Tour de Ski is cross country ski racing's version of cycling's Tour de France. Alpe Cermis is its Alpe d'Huez.
Jessie Diggins skied a strong classic race Saturday to hold her fifth place ranking in the Tour de Ski heading into Sunday's hill climb finale.
Jessie Diggins held onto her fifth place Tour de Ski overall standing following Wednesday’s 10k freestyle pursuit in Oberstdorf.
Jessie Diggins moved into fifth in the overall standings after finishing second in the women’s 5k/5k skiathlon in stage three of the Tour de Ski at Oberstdorf.
Jessie Diggins maintained her sixth place overall standing following her eighth-place finish in the second stage of the Tour de Ski Sunday.
Jessie Diggins opened the seven stage Tour de Ski with a sixth-place finish in Saturday’s freestyle sprint.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will enter one of its deepest and most experienced teams ever as the 2017 Tour de Ski kicks off Saturday with a freestyle sprint.
Jessie Diggins led the USA in the opening freestyle sprint of the World Cup season finishing fifth.
Jessie Diggins skied to the best ever U.S. 15k World Cup finish Sunday in Davos.
Jessie Diggins held on to finish eighth in the 10k classic pursuit finale of the Lillehammer stage race.
Jessie Diggins broke of a blockade of Norwegians to take her third career World Cup victory, winning the 5k freestyle in the second stage of the Lillehammer mini tour.
Sadie Bjornsen led four Americans into the points as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Ruka, Finland.
Noah Hoffman and Jessie Diggins swept to titles in the 42k Merino Muster near Wanaka, New Zealand.
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Timing has always been a strength for Jessie Diggins—the upstart racer kicked off an international career in 2011 by snagging a spot on the World Championship team in Holmenkollen, an experience she highlights years later as a medal winner as “amazing and key to getting to the next level.” The next level came in 2013 when the Minnesota native teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the team sprint at the World Championships and then in 2015 when she won a silver medal in the 10k freestyle at the Falun World Championships.
Diggins is known for an aggressive style of racing and a seemingly boundless source of energy, a strength she continued to draw on in 2015-16 to take her first individual World Cup victory at the Tour de Ski. There, she won the 5k freestyle individual start in Toblach, Italy, making her only the fourth U.S. woman to win an individual World Cup. This win was just the first of many historical results throughout the 2015-16 season for Diggins, which included six World Cup podiums in total.
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8th, Skiathlon, Sochi, RUS, 2014
2nd, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2015
4th, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2016
8th, Overall in World Cup Sprint Standings, 2015-16
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