Winthrop’s Sadie and Erik Bjornsen — siblings, 2014 winter Olympians and now, teammates on the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team — are in Lillehammer, Norway, for the second in a series of World Cup events that began in Kuusamo, Finland, on Nov. 29-30, and will conclude at Oslo, Norway, in March.
The Bjornsens wasted no time making their marks in World Cup competition with the best American finishes in the10-kilometer and 15K classics. Sadie placed 17th out of 76 skiers in the 10K, and Erik placed 52nd among 94 rivals in the 15K.
In the Spring Cup final, Sadie finished 29th among the women and Erik 56th in the men’s event. Methow Valley resident Caitlin Gregg is also on the U.S. team.