The provisional Cross Country Skiing National Teams for 2012-2013 have been released by SAXC, the cross country committee of Ski & Snowboard Australia.
Callum Watson is the only athlete currently named to the World Cup Team for 2012-2013, although there is a good chance that 2011-2012 World Cup Team member Esther Bottomley will regain her place on the World Cup Team during competitions in December. Both Watson and Bottomley won the 2012 Australia – New Zealand Cup, which gives them a direct quota place on World Cup in the coming season. Other athletes named to the Continental Cup Team include Phillip Bellingham, Mark van der Ploeg, Alex Almoukov and Aimee Watson. Continue reading