Fastest on åpningsdistansen was Harald Silovs from Latvia. He went in goal on 36,339. It was two hundredths ahead of veteran Bøkko and eight ahead of Pedersen.
For the latter, this was a brilliant start to the championship. Pedersen is among the very greatest gullfavorittene under utendørsmesterskapet in Collalbo, and in the first exercise obtained his important time on, among others, Patrick Roest and Sven Kramer.
Roest was the man who tricked the gold in front of Pedersen during last year's world allround CHAMPIONSHIPS at the utendørsarenaen in Amsterdam. Then lost the licence the first place after a fall in the last exercise.
Also Sindre Henriksen is with. He was number seven in the first exercise and was 0,64 seconds behind the winner Silovs.
men's allroundkonkurranse continues Saturday afternoon with the 5000 metres, before it shall be decided Sunday with both the 1000 and 1500 metres.
Kvinneklassen will be decided Saturday. Ida Njåtun was ultimately the best Norwegian on the 9.-space. On the square behind came Ragne Wiklund, while Sofie Karoline Haugen was number 14. It is only the eight best in the summary that gets to go the final 5000-metre.the Netherlands despairs over the Norwegian blue outfits: - What are you guys doing?