Alex Harvey (skier)
Alex Harvey in Seefeld 2018
7 September 1988 |
Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Quebec, Canada
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Ski club||Club Nordique Mont St. Anne|
|World Cup career|
In 2008 Harvey finished third both in the (Team sprint: Whistler Olympic Park, and the 50 km: Trondheim). He also competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, finishing fifth in the 4 x 10 km, 22nd in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit, 28th in the individual sprint, and 36th in the 15 km events.
In the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Harvey finished fourth in the team sprint with teammate Devon Kershaw. This is the best placing ever for Canadian men in an Olympic cross-country competition. In the men's 4 x 10 km relay, Harvey and Canada finished seventh.
At the 2011 U-23 Worlds, Harvey won the 30 km pursuit race.
At the 30 km pursuit in the 2011 World Championships in Oslo, Norway, Harvey took the lead early on in the freestyle portion of the race, but lost the lead with 2 km to go finishing at 13th place. Three days later, he won gold medal in the team sprint together with Devon Kershaw. At the men's 50 km freestyle Harvey finished fifth, after falling in the Feed Zone after 3 kilometres. He then won a silver medal at the 2011–12 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme, Italy, in stage 8 at the 20 km classical mass start.
During the 2013–14 Tour de Ski, Harvey succeeds three podium finishes (one first place, one second place and one third place), including a win at the 4,5 km classic technique prologue in Oberhof, Germany. He ends the competition in third place of the Tour de Ski sprint standing with 62 pts, getting a bronze medal. Then, he won a bronze medal at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in the individual sprint event, finishing 0,1 second behind winner Petter Northug.
He finished third overall of the 2013–14 FIS Cross-Country World Cup rankings, succeeds six podium finishes (three first places, two second places and one third place), including a win in Oberhof, Szklarska Poręba and at the World Cup Final in Falun. At the 2015 Tour de Ski, he won a silver medal in stage 6 at the 10 km individual classic.
Harvey's father Pierre Harvey took part in the 1976 and 1988 Olympic Games in the 100 km time trial cycling and cross-country skiing events, respectively.
Pierre took part in the 1976 Olympic road race in cycling. He also participated in the road race and 100 km team time trial in cycling in the 1984 Olympics. He participated in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics in cross-country skiing.
World Cup results
- 6 victories – (2 WC, 4 SWC)
- 24 podiums – (10 WC, 14 SWC)
|1||2008–09||14 March 2009||Trondheim, Norway||50 km Mass Start||World Cup||3rd|
|2||2010–11||20 February 2011||Drammen, Norway||1.6 km Sprint F||World Cup||2nd|
|3||2011–12||7 January 2012||Val di Fiemme, Italy||20 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|4||3 March 2012||Lahti, Finland||15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F||World Cup||3rd|
|5||16 March 2012||Falun, Sweden||3.3 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|6||18 March 2012||Falun, Sweden||15 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|7||2012–13||5 January 2013||Val di Fiemme, Italy||15 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|8||2013–14||28 December 2013||Oberhof, Germany||4.5 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|9||31 December 2013||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||1.5 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|10||3 January 2014||Cortina–Toblach, Italy||35 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|11||18 January 2014||Szklarska Poręba, Poland||1.5 km Sprint F||World Cup||1st|
|12||15 March 2014||Falun, Sweden||15 km + 15 km Skiathlon C/F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|13||14–16 March 2014||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||2nd|
|14||2014–15||4 January 2015||Oberstdorf, Germany||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|15||14 February 2015||Östersund, Sweden||1.2 km Sprint C||World Cup||2nd|
|16||2015–16||28 November 2015||Ruka, Finland||10 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|17||4 March 2016||Quebec City, Canada||1.7 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|18||2016–17||4 January 2017||Oberstdorf, Germany||15 km Pursuit F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|19||21 January 2017||Ulricehamn, Sweden||15 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|20||17 March 2017||Quebec City, Canada||1.5 km Sprint F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|21||17–19 March 2016||World Cup Final||Overall Standings||World Cup||2nd|
|22||2017–18||6 January 2018||Val di Fiemme, Italy||15 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|23||30 December 2017
– 7 January 2018
|Tour de Ski||Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|24||28 January 2018||Seefeld, Austria||15 km Mass Start F||World Cup||2nd|
- 1 victory – (1 TS)
- 3 podiums – (1 RL, 2 TS)
|1||2008–09||18 January 2009||Whistler, Canada||6 × 1.6 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||3rd||Grey|
|2||2016–17||15 January 2017||Toblach, Italy||6 x 1.3 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||1st||Väljas|
|3||22 January 2017||Ulricehamn, Sweden||4 x 7.5 km Relay M||World Cup||3rd||Kershaw / Johnsgaard / Väljas|
World Championships results
|Year||Sprint||15 km||30 km||50 km||Team
|Year||Sprint||15 km||30 km||50 km||Team
- "Canada's Harvey wins under-23 world x-country title". CBC Sports. CBC.ca. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- "World Ski Championships - Men's SP C Final 19.02.2015". fis-ski.com.
- FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 – Men's 30 kilometre pursuit
- "World Ski Championships - Men's Skiathlon 15/15km F/C 21.02.2015". fis-ski.com.
- "Alex Harvey turns on the jets, wins cross-country skiing world title, plays air guitar". CBC Sports. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
- "Athlete : HARVEY Alex". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.