That next challenge is the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. After a “rollercoaster” Tour de Ski — where she won two of six stages but finished eighth overall after getting knocked down in the classic sprint, then catching a cold — and a series of FIS World Cup cancellations, Diggins should be rested and focused by the time she arrives in China.
In Beijing, Diggins and two-time Olympian Rosie Brennan will lead a team of eight women and six men, ten of whom are making their Olympic debuts. But it won’t just be Diggins and Brennan vying for Olympic medals. The new generation of U.S. cross-country skiers is promising, with two of them already making it onto the world cup podium and others finishing in the top 10.
Here’s a look at the 14 cross-country skiers nominated to the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team.