Federico Cichero won the 10 KM classic interval start race on Friday August 10th at the Francisco Jerman Nordic Ski Area just outside of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Carlos Lanes (ARG) placed second after traveling from his current home in Spain. Third place was taken by Brazil’s Leandro Ribela who has dedicated himself to cross-country with the support of his federation despite coming from a tropical country.
The race was the first ever FIS sanctioned race on a homologated course in Argentina or South America.
Argentina’s Developing Nations Group Coach, Sebastián Menci, said through a interpreter “everything went really well...the Technical Delegate is from the U.S. and he has been really helpful and seems to enjoy being here...on one hand it was a small race but on the other it was start...I was not sure I would have ever seen this day actually happen.”
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