I agree with you but you know how things work. Its going to take these men getting consistent results on the tour for more than just one year and winning these event for more than just one year for the sport to pick up.Even then it might not be enough
Yes these men deserve recognition but for some reason some sports just never really take off in a country and the few that do well at it are left to celebrate on their own.Its always good when new countries do well and challenge the traditional powers. In this case norway, switzerland, sweden and germany.
Of course, but the younger generation has a lot of potential too! Valjas is only 23 years old, and he reached the podium this year, and Alex Harvey has of course reached the podium a multiple of times this season. He is very good! The future is looking bright for Canadian cross country skiing. I just wish it would get the attention it deserves. Canada started to do well last season, and did even better this season. They have proved that last season was not just a blip, or a fluke, they have proved that they are up there with the best of the best, and that they are in form, and are consistent. I think that's a start, of course they need to keep going over more seasons, but I think they will. This was just the beginning. Canada will establish itself in the top, trust me. The younger generation shows a lot of promise too!
But you're right.. something needs to be done to boost the popularity of the sport in Canada. You can never be sure, maybe you're right... maybe it it'll always be a fringe sport, and maybe the athletes will never get the recognition they deserve, and that would be a shame. However, I think it's too soon to just give up. The fact is that Canada hasn't done well in the sport for 30 years, and that might explain why it's not so popular. If you couple that with basically no coverage of the races, of course people were not interested. But now we can see results, and I think the sport can become more popular with more coverage of the races, and people would probably want to watch it too. I also think Canada deserves to have a race on home soil. It's about time. I don't want the sport to be contained only to Europe, that is boring.