Martin Johnsrud Sundby said Ski Tour Canada was a cool event, but the grueling test ‘felt like hell,’ which made his overall victory in the historic event even sweeter.
The bearded Norweigan chased down overall leader Sergey Ustiugov in the final pursuit of Ski Tour Canada, to take the overall title by 57 seconds. Norweigan Petter Northug finished third in Ski Tour Canada.
For much of the Tour, Sundby looked as if he was too far back to take down the 23-year-old Russian powerhouse, but he managed to find the strength for an incredible final day to secure the win.
Sundby was also awarded the prestigious Crystal Globe for the overall win – the Stanley Cup of skiing.
Alex Harvey pushed hard in extremely warm and slushy conditions, and ended up ranked fifth overall in the tour. The Canadian team took extra time to thank the fans of Ski Tour Canada, which has been an incredible success!