Alex Harvey caps x-country World Cup season with silver
Canadian finishes 2nd in 15-km skate-ski pursuit Sunday, 3rd in overall medal count
Canada's Alex Harvey ended his cross-country skiing season on a strong note with a second-place finish in the 15-kilometre skate-ski pursuit race on Sunday at the World Cup finals in Falun, Sweden.
The silver performance came a day after Harvey won gold in the men's 30-kilometre race.
Harvey racked up six medals this season (three gold, two silver and one bronze) en route to finishing third in the overall World Cup medal count.
Harvey's previous best in the overall standings was sixth in 2012 — the same year Devon Kershaw had the best overall finish ever by a Canadian male in second place.
"I'm super stoked. That was a super nice way to end the season," said Harvey. My skis were awesome again today. The wax techs did an awesome job. I'm so happy.
"I had kind of given up on the overall when I had to pull out of the final stage of the Tour de Ski because so many points are given in that race, but I was able to gain a lot in the last weekend," said Harvey.