Rybinsk,Nationals and Canmore
Hello! It´s been a while since last update.. Lets start from the next races after Kuusamo. World Cup in Rybinsk was quite big dissapointment for me, cause I broke a pole in qualification. I really didn´t even get a change cause the pole broke after 2 seconds of skiing! I didnt even step on the pole, it just broke. After Rybinsk I had a break from international races cause I didnt do Tour De Ski. I just did few distance races here in Finland.. Few weeks ago we had national championships. I got silver from sprint after Matias Strandvall. I was quite happy with the result cause that was skating and that havent been as good as classic for me. Directly after "nationals" we flew to Kanada for the next world cups which were held in Canmore. It was really nice to be in kanada, weather was great and it was also great to be in amerika for first time. We were training there for one and half weeks before we had first sprint. We had time go to city for shopping, swim in hot springs and get our hairs done :) So, It was classical sprint on wednesday. In qualification I was 12th. It was not so good I was expecting... Whole race came and went and I was also 12th in final results. I am not really satisfied to the result. We made a tactical error when we didnt test skating skis at all. Only me and two other guys in top 12 were using grip waxes during the whole race.. Then we had skating sprint on saturday. I was 19th in qualification and 22nd in final results. I guess theres nothing else to say that I got 8 world cup points. My first points from skating race. 22 is not good, but I just couldn´t do better.. Next is Otepää, maybe a good place to get back to top 6???