After having slipped to 22nd place, Alex Harvey has decided to withdraw from the Tour de ski

Après être glissé au 22e rang, Alex Harvey a décidé de se retirer du Tour de ski

Photo: Jacques Boissinot The canadian Press
Harvey account back in Quebec, in order to find what doesn’t work for him this season.

Quebec’s Alex Harvey has decided to abandon the Tour de ski. After being slipped from the 15th to the 22nd place in the overall standings, the founder of Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges has made its decision after concluding the pursuit 15 km free style in 22nd place, over three minutes behind the winner, Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo.

Harvey explained to Sportcom, after some tough racing, he had decided to take a step back and rest. This counter-performance has also been dragged from the 15th to the 22nd place in the overall standings of the Tour de ski.

Harvey account back in Quebec, in order to find what doesn’t work for him this season. The other Canadians competing, Len Valjas, and Bob Thompson, who finished in 53rd and 55th places. They occupy the same levels in the general classification.

In the women’s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg took off the pursuit 10 km in 26 min to 21.2 s.

It has moved ahead of the Russian Natalia Nepryaeva (26 min 51,6 s), and the American Jessica Diggins (27 min 33,8 o). The three casting machines occupy the same places in the general classification.

Canada’s Emily Nishikawa finished 30th, about 7 min 30 s behind, which gives the 30th rank also in the general classification.

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