Erik Bjornsen, teammate ski to sixth in team sprint event

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mazama resident Erik Bjornsen anchored Team U.S.A. as it skied into sixth place today during the men’s team sprint classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Simi Hamilton of Aspen, Colo., skied with him.

The women’s team finished eighth in the sprint classic.

Team Finland took the gold for the men, while Norway won the Olympic title for the women.

The final cross country skiing events of the 2014 Sochi Games will be the women’s 30K freestyle race Saturday and the men’s 50k freestyle race Sunday.

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