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Hofman 29th in Holmenkollen 50k classic

World Cup

Sun, Mar  9, 2014 - By USSA

OSLO, Norway (Mar. 8) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th. Daniel Richardsson of Sweden skied to the victory with Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway in second and Alexander Legkov of Russia third. On Sunday the women take on a 30k classic race at Holmenkollen followed by World Cup Finals starting Friday March 14 in Falun, Sweden.

Noah Hoffman, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th. (Getty Images/AFP/Odd Andersen)

Noah Hoffman, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th. (Getty Images/AFP/Odd Andersen)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th.
  • Hoffman started the race off strong, posting the second-fastest time in the first 3k and then the sixth-fastest time during the next 8.3k interval.
  • Daniel Richardsson of Sweden skied to the victory with Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway in second and Alexander Legkov of Russia third.
  • On Sunday the women take on a 30k classic race at Holmenkollen followed by World Cup Finals starting Friday March 14 in Falun, Sweden.
  • The World Cup Finals double as a test event for the 2015 World Ski Championships in Falun.

QUOTES
Noah Hoffman
It was an incredibly challenging race. It strung out more than any World Cup I’ve ever competed in, and I think I did as well as I could have today. I don’t have any regrets with my race execution. I’m happy to take points in the first two sprint bonuses. I’m close to achieving my season-long World Cup goals, and I’m looking forward to one more opportunity in Falun next week.

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