Congratulations to Coolof’s Team for winning the Drammen/Oslo weekend of Noah Hoffman Fantasy Cross Country! Coolof’s Team scored 1,571 points over the weekend, just 2 points more than Gjella’s Team in second place. Full fantasy results from the weekend are here.
For the third week in a row, Frans’s Team leads the overall standings; the lead grew from 14 points to 23 points. (Overall fantasy standings are here). With a strong 13th place showing in Drammen/Oslo, IdaAmin’s The Quiet Legs moved from 5th place up to 2nd. Audub’s Æbbærskaller followed The Quiet Legs, moving from 6th to 3rd in the overall. There are still two weekend competitions plus Ski Tour Canada to go and things will change before the end of the season. Here’s a reminder of the top-3 prizes that are on the line for the overall fantasy competition:
- First place:
- Second place:
- Suunto Ambit3 GPS Heart Rate Monitor and a U.S. Ski Team High Sierra Duffle Bag.
- Third place:
Team selection is now open briefly before the Stockholm/Falun World Cup. Like last week, this weekend’s competition includes a mid-week city sprint. Therefore, team selection will close on Wednesday, February 10th at 8 p.m. EST for the ENTIRE WEEKEND. Pick your team for Stockholm/Falun here. If you haven’t picked teams yet this season, you can still create an account and play for individual weekend prizes! The prize for the Stockholm/Falun weekend is a pair of Julbo Aero Sunglasses and a National Nordic Foundation Buff.
I have not done a good job of posting updates on this site or of taking pictures of my life recently. My apologies. I have struggled with consistent updating during this time of year in the past, even when I was in the habit of updating daily. I think life on the road starts to get stale at this point. It’s been 88 days since I left the U.S., 110 days since I left the western U.S., which I consider home. All the venues and hotel rooms start blending together. I start to spend less time being social and more time holed up on my phone, reading New York Times articles or looking at Instagram. Luckily, the World Cup ends with Ski Tour Canada this year, which means my teammates and I get to go back to North America soon! This week we are in Falun, Sweden, next week we are in Lahti, Finland, and then two weeks from today I fly to Vermont to do a mini-training camp with my coach Zach Caldwell before the start of the Canadian tour. I’m looking forward to having access to a car, seeing all of my friends in Vermont and not having a structured three meals a day.
Last Wednesday I traveled from Davos, Switzerland to Oslo, Norway. I was treated to an amazing sunset the night I arrived.