Rose Bowls Over Competition and Parades to Tour de Ski Victory

Tour Champ… Screaming for Vengeance!

Chris Rose won his 4th Peru Nordic Tour de Ski by showing up and skiing a solid race in the Tour de Ski Cut-Throat Biathlon Finale at Gauntlet Stadium.  A light field managed to make it to the start in brutal 0-F conditions.  Rose started conservatively but attacked mid-way through the first lap and put in a sizable gap.  Solid shooting in the range solidified the victory.  Jim Kobak limped into second, and managed to finish second overall in the Tour.  Young phenom, Bryce Hartman had a solid day at SL Ski Practice and was able to garner enough points to lift him onto the podium.

The Biathlon range at Gauntlet Stadium

Peru Nordic Tour de Ski By the Numbers:

Races: 6

Tennis balls thrown: 12

Total Competitors: 25

Pounds of Potatoes won: 30

Total Km Raced: 35

Total High Peaks Bagged: 6

Total VO2 Max: 666

Racers streak to the finish at the Tour de Ski Finale!

With his Tour de ski win, Rose was ranked #1 in the points poll, #1 in the the APPR Ultra Algorithmic Poll, and #1 in the Quality of Performance Poll.  He now sits comfortably atop the VHCS Leader board after the first racing period.  Joining Rose in the “A Flight” of racers is Jim Kobak, Jon Santor, Amanda Zullo and Bryce Hartman.   Going into January’s NYSSRA/War Ensemble calendar, the complete VHCS Rankings look like this.

Big VHCS Points are to be had at this weekend’s races at Crandall Park and Lake Placid.  And the War Ensemble continues each Wednesday, next week: Classic Technique.

Ski and Destroy!

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