The Province

Harvey scores career-best result

- — Postmedia wire services

RUKA, Finland — Canada’s Alex Harvey skied to a personal best eighth-place sprint finish at the season-opening cross-country World Cup on Saturday. Skiing in fifth spot for most of his semifinal round, the three-time Olympian ground his way around the hardpacked and fast course to stay in contact with the leaders. A late charge down the finishing stretch allowed him to grab one more spot on the pack, but it wasn’t enough to advance, leaving him in eighth spot overall on the day. Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov won the race.

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