Far West Elite XC Ski Team member, and Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab sponsored athlete Wyatt Fereday reports in from Sun Valley, Idaho. (Opening photo courtesy of Montana Stars.)
A couple weeks back, Anja and I braved the long drive to West Yellowstone got the 50k skate Rendezvous race. The Subaru made it over the pass into Montana just in time to pick up a hitchhiker sibling of an elite teamer, Riley Eusden. It turned out that Riley wasn’t the only tag along we’d have that trip: Anja had a battle with a pesky master skier before securing the win (and prize money!); I led the chase pack for places two to five for nearly the whole race before being out-sprinted by all three of my tag-alongs. Although not as important as in road biking, drafting still matters in Nordic skiing (especially when the conditions are as fast as they were in the Rendezvous), and this race was a perfect example of that. Overall it was a fun day and great to be back in the white stuff.
Now, finally, the whole team is together again in Sun Valley for Spring Series. Already some great results by Emily and Anja! Relay and 30/50k races to come.