Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Alex Harvey Registers Ninth-Place Finish in Ski Tour Canada Event

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Alex Harvey Registers Ninth-Place Finish in Ski Tour Canada Event

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Harvey ninth in Ski Tour Canada event

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MONTREAL - Canadian Alex Harvey overcame cold winds and soft snow conditions to finish ninth in the second stage of a Ski Tour Canada competition Wednesday.

Harvey, 27, of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., posted a time of 46 minutes 21.8 seconds in the 17.5-kilometre classic-ski mass start race.

"Coming in I was only nine seconds behind the leaders so I tried to go for the podium in the second lap, and I kind of blew up," said Harvey. "I was just dead so I drafted the whole way around and settled for a top-10.

"It was tricky out there today. It was quite cold, and the snow was soft on the corners. I have to be happy. I was able to move from 10th to sixth in the overall so I am happy with where my position is."

Devon Kershaw of Sudbury, Ont., was 17th in 46:44.3. …

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