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Harvey wins silver, regains Tour leader’s bib

Harvey wins silver, regains Tour leader’s bib

By Asif Hossain

After three stages, cross-country skier Alex Harvey leads the prestigious 2013-14 Tour de Ski. The Canadian took back the men’s overall leader’s bib in the seven-race Tour after finishing second in Switzerland on New Year’s Eve.

Harvey started strong on December 28, winning the opening stage – 4.5 kilometre freestyle – ahead of fellow Canadian Devon Kershaw. Harvey finished 11th in the second stage before returning to the podium on Tuesday.

Read: Harvey & Kershaw start strong in Tour de Ski

The fourth stage will be a 15 km mass start on January 1, where Harvey will begin 2014 as the man to beat with four Scandinavian skiers behind him in the top five. Tuesday’s podium finish was the ninth World Cup medal for Harvey.

Kershaw is currently eighth overall.

Tour de Ski will end in Italy on January 5.

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By Asif Hossain

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