Vesa Suomalainen


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Racer info
Age: 56
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 152 lbs
Gender: Male
Hometown: Woodinville, WA
Country: United States
Sports: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Skiing - cross-country
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018
Racer notes

I race cross-country skiing in the winter and cross-country mountain biking in the summer. My strongest discipline is classic cross-country skiing, but I enjoy a mix of all types of racing - short & long, summer & winter.

My race results 36 total
Wed Night Worlds FINAL 8/15/18 p/b TREK
Place: 2nd
Time: 45:51.0
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Aug 15, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 8/8/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 2nd
Time: 49:48.1
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Aug 8, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 8/1/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 2nd
Time: 51:21.4
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Aug 1, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 7/25/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 2nd
Time: 49:17.7
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Jul 25, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 7/18/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 2nd
Time: 50:17.0
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Jul 18, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 7/11/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 4th
Time: 51:06.7
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Overall
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Jul 11, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 6/20/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 1st
Time: 52:42.7
Distance: Cat 3 (6pm/3 laps/45min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: Jun 20, 2018
Place: 13th
Time: 53:13.3
Distance: Cat 2 (7pm/3 laps/45 min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: May 30, 2018
Wed Night Worlds 5/23/18 p/b TREK Store
Place: 1st
Time: 33:59.2
Distance: Cat 4 (6pm/2 laps/30min)
Category: Adult
Gender: M
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: SeaTac, WA, United States
Date: May 23, 2018
Place: 2nd
Time: 1:41:50.4
Distance: 30 km Perinteinen
Category: Miehet
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Kouvola, Finland
Date: Mar 7, 2015
2015 Teck Coast Cup #2 Classic
Place: 1st
Time: 31:54.6
Distance: Men 10 km
Category: Masters
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Whistler, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 14, 2015

Race report

Slow old snow, used zeros.

TNR - Nordic - Feb 04.14
Place: 2nd
Time: 26:15.7
Distance: 2 Laps Classic
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 4, 2014

Race report

-8C & hard wax! Kick & glide was excellent.

2014 Mountain Shop Teacup Classic
Place: 1st
Time: 31:35.5
Distance: 15k
Category: M5/6
Gender: M
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Portland, OR, United States
Date: Jan 26, 2014
Coast Cup #2 Classic Distance
Place: 1st
Time: 43:24.3
Distance: 13.2 km Classic
Category: Masters Men
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Whistler, BC, Canada
Date: Jan 18, 2014
2013 Duthie TT XC Series Race 5
Place: 1st
Time: 25:20.3
Category: Men >50
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Issaquah, WA, United States
Date: Jul 11, 2013
2013 Vancouver Island Loppet
Place: 4th
Time: 1:33:41.8
Distance: 30 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 13, 2013

Race report

"Ok" race - had a hard time in the middle 10km. Recovered for the last 10km.

2013 Whistler Olympic Park Loppet
Place: 5th
Time: 1:35:50.8
Distance: 30km
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Whistler, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 6, 2013

Race report

Good battle with Todd all the way through the race...

TNR - Nordic - Feb 5 - Biathlon
Place: 2nd
Time: 20:22.0
Distance: Long
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 5, 2013

Race report

Good "shooting", not so great skiing...

Race of the Methow 2013--Sun Classic
Place: 2nd
Time: 32:22.2
Distance: 10 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Twisp, WA, United States
Date: Jan 6, 2013

Race report

Good race given it was the first of the season. Conditions were -4C, new snow.

Duthie TT #7
Place: 6th
Time: 24:54.2
Category: Overall
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Issaquah, WA, United States
Date: Aug 16, 2012

Race report

A pretty clean run - a touch-down on one corner but no more than 10 secs lost. Good effort for the first race of the biking season! It was hot - 90F.

2012 Whistler Olympic Park Loppet
Place: 2nd
Time: 1:20:10.3
Distance: 30km Quest
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Whistler, BC, Canada
Date: Apr 7, 2012

Race report

Good skis! Ok for effort.

Payak Loppet 34km
Place: 5th
Time: 1:40:39.1
Distance: 34 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Whistler, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 25, 2012

Race report

Distance was a "long" 30km - more like 34km, Fast new snow, good skating conditions. +0C, light snow.

Kongsberger Stampede
Place: 6th
Time: 41:14.1
Distance: 15k Mens
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Easton, WA, United States
Date: Feb 19, 2012

Race report

Classic went well, but had a really hard time skating - stiff legs for the first 5 km of the skating leg. 1st ever skiathlon race for me.

Cypress Tuesday Night 2 Laps Skate
Place: 2nd
Time: 23:55.6
Distance: 8km
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Dec 20, 2011

Race report

Photo finish! I pulled 90% which wasn't all that smart - high speed race thanks to fast conditions.

Amabilis time trial 2011
Place: 4th
Time: 19:30.9
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Easton, WA, United States
Date: Dec 18, 2011

Race report

Good skis, decent effort for 5th day on snow...

Duthie TT #8
Place: 4th
Time: 23:54.2
Category: Overall
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Bellevue, WA, United States
Date: Aug 18, 2011

Race report

Relatively clean run, spun out once.

Duthie TT #7
Place: 2nd
Time: 23:48.7
Category: M40-49
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Bellevue, WA, United States
Date: Aug 4, 2011
Duthie TT #6
Place: 2nd
Time: 23:40.8
Category: M40-49
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Issaquah, WA, United States
Date: Jul 21, 2011
Duthie TT #5
Place: 2nd
Time: 24:37.4
Category: M40-49
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Issaquah, WA, United States
Date: Jul 7, 2011
Duthie TT #3
Place: 1st
Time: 25:07.3
Category: M40-49
Sport: Cycling - mtn cross-country
Location: Issaquah, WA, United States
Date: Jun 9, 2011
Ozbaldy 50 KM
Place: 4th
Time: 2:12:05.2
Distance: 50 km Men
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Easton, WA, United States
Date: Mar 20, 2011

Race report

Great skis early - but not late !

Masters World Cup 2011 Classic Long
Place: 4th
Time: 2:28:49.4
Distance: 45 km Classic
Category: M04
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Vernon, BC, Canada
Date: Mar 11, 2011

Race report

Good kick, felt ok, but glide was poor.

Masters World Cup 2011 Classic Short
Place: 4th
Time: 31:28.4
Distance: 10 km Classic
Category: M04
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Vernon, BC, Canada
Date: Mar 7, 2011

Race report

Skis ok, but body was dehydrated...

2010 Teacup Classic
Place: 3rd
Time: 44:08
Distance: 15 km
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Mount Hood Parkdale, OR, United States
Date: Jan 31, 2010

Race report

Good kick, bad glide!

Cypress Tuesday Night Series
Place: 1st
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: Cypress Mountain, BC, Canada
Date: Dec 15, 2009

Race report

2 laps skating, interval start. Good race !

2008 Masters World Cup Race 3 - Classic
Place: 10th
Time: 27:07.0
Distance: 10 km Classic Men
Category: Overall
Sport: Skiing - cross-country
Location: McCall, ID, United States
Date: Mar 3, 2008

Race report

Probably the best race of my career - 31 seconds off the fastest overall time (of any category). M4 category was full of fast skiers this year - 8th in category felt like a disappointment...