Burke 21st and Bailey 30th in Hochfilzen Pursuit
HOCHFILZEN, Austria (December 8, 2013) – Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) posted the top finish for Team USA in today’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit at 21st (34:15.6/+2). Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) finished 30th with a time of 34:35.6 and four penalties.
“I feel like my performance today was better than the actual result,” said Burke. “With only two penalties, I expected to move up further today but I guess everyone was performing well. I think my ski shape is getting better with every race so I am looking forward to next week’s races in France!”
Martin Fourcade (FRA) claimed World Cup win #27, crossing the finish at 32:43.3, with one penalty. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) finished second (32:51/+1), and Tarjei Boe (NOR) was third (33:00.9/+2). Complete results form the men’s pursuit are available here.
Team USA heads to Annecy-Le Grand Bornand in France for World Cup 3, opening Thursday, December 12, with the women’s relay beginning at 8:15am (ET). Watch the race live here.