Team GB's Musgrave wins overall Norwegian ski title

03 April 2014 / 08:54

Andrew Musgrave has beaten the best of Norway at their own game yet again after he was crowned the overall Norwegian cross country skiing champion.

Two-time Olympian Musgrave, who became the first British athlete to progress to the knockout stages of nordic skiing's sprint event in Sochi, secured the title after fifth place finish in a 50km race in Gålå, Norway.

The 24-year-old Scot, who now lives and studies in Trondheim, won the Norwegian sprint crown in the build-up to the Olympics but admitted he was disappointed with his performances in Sochi.

But after claiming the title, which boasts Olympic and world champions among its former winners, he joked: "Even if I take Norwegian Citizenship I'm not going to change, I intend to continue to beat the Norwegians".

Meanwhile, Andrew Young finished 35th in the same race and was right up with the pack until the last 10km when he began to fade.

"It was a shame the race didn't stop at 40km," he said.

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