Road To The Olympic Games

Olympic sports roundup: Alex Harvey, hometown hero

It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including Alex Harvey claiming World Cup cross-country gold and silver in Quebec City.

Canadian puts cross-country skiing on the map in Quebec City

As always, this week's Road to the Olympic Games recap has multiple Canadians climbing the podium, but it also has a dog and an air guitar. 2:39

It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including Alex Harvey hitting the podium twice at the cross-country skiing World Cup finals in Quebec City.

Here's a look at what you may have missed.​​​

Harvey delights Canadian crowd

The cross-country skiing star from Saint Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., didn't disappoint on the Plains of Abraham this weekend, landing two medals and coming less than a second from a third.

Harvey began with a gold in the sprint race on Friday.

The Saint-Ferreol-des-Neiges, Que, native skied to victory in the men's 1.5-kilometre freestyle sprint at the World Cup finals in Quebec City 6:22

He came just 1.2 seconds back of a second gold medal on Saturday in the mass start, placing fourth overall.

Alex Harvey finished just off the podium with a fourth-place result in the men's 15-kilometre mass start race on Saturday at the cross-country World Cup finals in Quebec City. 2:43

It was a thrilling finish to the event on Sunday, as Harvey took pursuit silver in a photo finish.

The Saint-Ferreol-des-Neiges, Que. native lost the gold medal in a photo finish in the 15-kilometre pursuit race, at the cross country World Cup finals in Quebec City 0:40

Harvey was also able to carve out third place in the overall World Cup standings.

Riddle again solves halfpipe worlds podium

Canadian Mike Riddle won silver in the men's skiing halfpipe on Saturday at the world freestyle skiing championship for his second worlds medal after earning a gold in 2011.

FIS Freestyle World Ski & Snowboard Championships from Sierra Nevada, Spain 5:55

"It feels amazing to be here," Riddle said. "I'm coming back from injury and I was just trying to put down my run as well as I could. As soon as I found out I was going to be on the podium, I was happy because this is what I came here to do. I'm unbelievably happy with silver."

Mixed results at final bobsleigh World Cup

The World Cup women's bobsleigh season wrapped up on a high note for one of Canada's pilots on Saturday in Pyeongchang, while the other was left off the podium and missed the overall title by a mere 14 points.

Alysia Rissling guided her sled and brakeman Cynthia Appiah to a bronze-medal finish on the 2018 Olympic track, while Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz finished off the podium in fifth place.

From Pyeongchang, South Korea 1:14

With Jamie Greubel-Poser winning gold in the Pyeongchang event, the American pilot took the 225 points awarded to the winner and wrapped up the women's overall title with a total of 1,644 points on the season.

Humphries — who came into Saturday's race with a small 27-point lead in the standings — took 184 points for her fifth-place result and finished second overall with 1,630 points.

A top-3 finish would have guaranteed Humphries the overall title, but she finished 5th in the season-ending race in Pyeongchang 0:42

Homan's Team Canada rolling at curling worlds

Rachel Homan continues her quest for her first world curling title in China this week after she got off to a rolling start this weekend.

Team Canada notched opening wins against China and Germany on Saturday before needing an extra end to shade the Russians 10-9.​ Homan then improved to 4-0 with a 7-5 win early Monday (Sunday back in Canada) over the United States.

Rachel Homan and Team Canada are still undefeated at the 2017 world women’s curling championship. Homan and her Ottawa foursome downed the United States 7-5 on Monday in their fourth draw of the 12-nation tournament, improving to 4-0 in round-robin action. 0:45

With files from The Canadian Press

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