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Czech, Italian skiers win XC World Cups in France; Freeman tops for U.S.


Czech, Italian skiers win XC World Cups in France; Freeman tops for U.S.{mosimage}USSA — Kris Freeman had the top U.S. result Friday in La Clusaz, France, finishing 34th in a 15km freestyle race as the cross-country World Cup season resumed after a week off.

With temperatures in the low 40s, Fulvio Valbusa of Italy won the men’s race in 34:06.1 and Frenchman Vincent Vittoz was second (34:19.0). Freeman’s time was 36:25.8.

Czech Katerina Neumannova won the women’s 10km FR in 25:32.1 with Russian Julia Tchepalova second (25:38.2). The U.S. team’s Wendy Wagner was 54th.

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