Sochi World Cup coming up this weekend

The World Cup circuit resumes this weekend after a two week break, with the first international races on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic tracks in Russia. The cross country venue is at the small alpine resort of Laura, up above the town of Krasnaya Polyana. Four Australians are here to compete; Esther Bottomley, Callum Watson, Mark van der Ploeg, and Phillip Bellingham. The first race here will be a Freestyle Sprint on Friday. Below are a few images from the sprint course yesterday.

The final hill on the men's sprint course.

The final hill on the men’s sprint course.

The athletes with coach August Teague in the stadium.

The athletes with coach August Teague in the stadium.

The boys and August on top of the sprint course.

The boys and August on top of the sprint course.

All athletes are racing the sprint on Friday, then Callum and possibly Esther in the Skiathlon events on Saturday. The men’s team for the Team Sprint on Sunday hasn’t been determined yet.

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Wow! What a view. All the best to all of you. Ski hard and make the team so we can come and cheer you on in 2014. Simbo (senior).

  2. Wonderful pics! Looks like an amazing course and weekend coming up. Enjoy the race and best of luck!

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