Do the Canadian men struggle early in the season?

Listening to the FasterSkier podcast today, Topher and Nat discussed the notion that the Canadian men frequently seem to struggle early in the season. If we’re talking about how “the Canadian men” perform on the WC level, let’s focus on Kershaw, Harvey and Babikov, since they’ve been the “regulars” on the WC circuit for the longest stretch of time.

I present the following graphs with no commentary. Nat and Topher can draw whatever conclusions they please.

Starting with Kershaw:

We’re looking simply at finishing place so that we can put everything on the same scale, and hence on the same graph. Thirtieth place is marked with the red line. Next, Harvey:

And finally, Babikov:

Related posts:

  1. Canadian Men’s Olympic Performance
  2. How’d We Do? USA/CAN Season Review 1
  3. La Clusaz Recap: North American Men
  4. Mid-Season Recap: North American Distance
  5. Vibeke Skofterud’s Early Season Strengths

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