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Norway crushes everyone in Drammen classic sprint

Sun, Mar  15, 2015 - By USSA

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 11, 2015) – Norway made short work of the final World Cup sprint of the season, a classic race in their home country, by sweeping both the men’s and women’s podium and taking seven of the top ten places in both competitions. The U.S. team struggled in qualification with only Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) moving into the heats. Newell went on to place 12th in the men's event. Bjornsen finished 26th to lead the U.S. women. Eirik Brandsdal was the men’s winner and Maiken Caspersen Falla won the women’s event.

Andy Newell competing earlier this season. Newell finished 12th today in the Drammen classic sprint World Cup.

Andy Newell competing earlier this season. Newell finished 12th today in the Drammen classic sprint World Cup.

The World Cup concludes with distance racing this weekend in Oslo.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Norway swept the podium of both the men’s and women’s World Cup classic sprint in Drammen.
  • Andy Newell led the U.S. with a 12th place finish.
  • Sadie Bjornsen was the top women’s finisher in 26th.
  • Norway took seven of the top ten positions in both the men's and women's field.
  • Eirik Brandsdal won the men's event. Maiken Caspersen Falla won the women's race.