Alex Harvey (skier)

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Alex Harvey
Harvey Alex-Trondheim09-2.jpg
Alex Harvey in Trondheim, March 2009
Born (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 28)
Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Ski club Club Nordique Mont St. Anne

Alex Harvey (French pronunciation: ​[alɛks aʁˈve]; born 7 September 1988) is a Canadian cross-country skier who has competed since 2005. Harvey is also a member of the Quebec Provincial Cycling Team.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

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.

At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden, Harvey won a silver medal in the individual sprint classic[2] and a bronze medal in the 15f/15c skiathlon (30K pursuit) events.[3][4]

He won the gold medal in the 50-kilometre freestyle race at the 2017 cross-country skiing world championships in Lahti, Finland, the first North American to do so since the event began in 1925.[5]

Personal life[edit]

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 Championships results[edit]

  Year   Sprint 15 km 30 km 50 km Team
sprint
4x10
km
relay
2009 28 36 22 5 5
2011 9 12 5 1
2013 3 13 28 4 12
2015 2 3 5 10
2017 12 5 1 6 12

Olympics results[edit]

  Year   Sprint 15 km 30 km 50 km Team
sprint
4x10
km
relay
2010 21 9 32 4 7
2014 14 DNF 18 19 12 12

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