Switzerland’s Dario Cologna would be the odds-on favorite in men’s 15km cross-country after winning gold in 2010, but Sochi throws a wrench in that because it’s classic instead of freestyle this time around. That doesn’t mean he cannot win, it just seems to worsen his odds.
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Other contenders of particular note include the likes of Kazakh Alexey Poltoranin, Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby (pictured) and Finland’s Matti Heikkinen.
The U.S. is a heavy underdog in the event, with Noah Hoffman likely being the most noteworthy name.