Follow the Aussies at Ski VM

posted 14 Feb 2011, 03:48 by Shane West   [ updated 26 Feb 2011, 00:22 ]
Saturday Feb 25 - Women 15km Pursuit
Esther Bottomley will be the only Australian racing, she has start number 54 out of 56 athletes. A sprint specialist, this is not really Esther's distance but she will be doing her best to finish as high as possible.
Sunday Feb 26 Men 30km Pursuit
Four Australian men will be starting: Ben Sim, Callum Watson, Ewan Watson and Nick Grimmer. This will be a hotly contested event and if we can crack into the top 50 it will be a very good result. Ben Sim is likely to be our strongest athlete.
Monday Feb 27 - Women 10km Classic
No Australians starting.
Tuesday Feb 28 - Men 15km Classic
Four men starting again: Ben Sim, Callum Watson, Ewan Watson and Mark van der Ploeg. Mark and Ewan qualified to start in this event by finishing 4th and 6th in the 10km on Wednesday. Ben and Callum qualified directly from their results during the winter. Again a top 50 in this event will be very good.
The Aussie team reports will be posted on and also on the Australian XC Ski Team Facebook page.

We encourage all Australians in Norway to get out into the marka and support the team. AAN will post details soon about a meeting point in the marka for the men's 50km on March 6th.