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    • 2013 Winter FISU World University Championships - Day 1

      December 13, 2013

      By Mary Waddell, Canadian XC Ski Team Leader

      The Canadian University team competed December 12  in a 10km and 15 km  skiathlon at the Universidae being held in Val di Fiemme , Italy. Given the challenges  that for many of the racers it  was the first race of the season , or the  first race in Europe  or the  first FIS points race- the athletes stepped up with excellent performances . Although they did not crack the  top 30 they stepped up  and put in some gutsy performances .

      Andrea Lee , of University New Mexico  ( NDC, Lakehead - 2012) came back from a difficult classic leg to speed through into  a top 50 finish  for Canada . Jordan Cascagnette, of Nipissing University was Canada's top male in 57th with a time 43:07.

      Conditions are good - with manmade snow on the whole course.

      Races continue on Dec 14 with sprints.

      Jordan Cascagnette - Top Men in the 15km Skiathlon
      Matthias Purdon - 15km Skiathlon