ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage junior Lasse Moelgaard-Nielsen
will look to qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games by competing in the
Davos FIS Langlauf Weltcup on Feb. 16-17 and at the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski
Championships on Feb. 21-24.
Moelgaard-Nielsen, who will compete for his native country of
Denmark, will race in the sprint classical on Saturday and the 15K freestyle
race on Sunday in Davos, Switzerland. Following that, the cross country skier
will head to Val di Fiemme in the Trentino region of Italy for the championships.
Enough points at these two events could earn
Moelgaard-Nielsen a trip to Sochi, Russia, a year from now. The Copenhagen
local will miss the RMISA/NCAA West Regional on Feb. 22-23, but will return to
UAA for the 2013 NCAA Championships in March.