Nick racing in World Cup this weekend

With Jukola over, attention returns to the upcoming World Championships. This weekend there are 2 World Cup races in Switzerland in similar terrain to what awaits in WOC in July. Ireland have a sole representative – Nick Simonin will race in the 7km middle distance in St. Gallen on Saturday. To qualify for the PostFinance sprint race on Sunday, you must be amongst the top 40 competitors in the overall World Cup standings. Nick is currently lying in 73rd position and points from Saturday’s middle distance competition would put him in contention.

Selected competitors on both days will have GPS tracking. See the competition homepage for more information:

Good luck Nick!

Other team members are making their own preparations for WOC. Someone is taking no chance of ankle injury, and was spotted with his ankles strapped at a recent wedding. It couldn’t be noticed if he had his laces taped too…

Image courtesy of WorldOfO

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