LAHTI, Finland (March 8, 2015) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. in the Lahti 10k classic race with a 14th place, while her brother Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. men in 38th place. The sibling duo battled spring-like klister conditions and a deteriorating race course. Marit Bjorgen of Norway resumed her familiar place at the top of the 10k podium while Italian, Francesco de Fabiani notched his first World Cup win in the 15k.
Sadie and Erik Bjornsen, shown at the beginning of the season, led today's U.S. effort in the Lahti World Cup. Sadie was 14th in the 10k classic. Erik was 38th in the 15k. (Bjornsen photo)