Alex Harvey reigns on the Plains of Abraham

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Alex Harvey (centre) finished first in the Sprint, the first of three races of the FIS Cross-Country Ski World Cup Finals. Norwegian Finn Haagen Krogh (left) and Frenchman Richard Jouve (right) placed second and third.

What a spectacular weekend for the finals of the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) Cross-Country Ski World Cup! The event had all the markings of a festival in Old Quebec, combining a popular international sport with local heroes and winners. The weather and the racecourses could not have been better, a silver lining from last week’s big snowstorm.