Hans Christer Holund went on a total collapse of the førsteetappen on Sunday's 4 x 7.5 km in Ulricehamn. Lagkompisene climbed from 12.- to 3.-space.
It was a blytungt starting point for Didrik Tønseth, Sjur Røthe and Simen Hegstad Krüger after Holund converted 35 seconds behind the russians.
In the snowweather in the Swedish forests are managed, the norwegians never to bring in the russians. Artem Maltsev of Russia's 2.-teams parked Sergey Ustjugov on sisteetappen and took a comfortable win. Krüger went to Norway to a disappointing 3.-space.
Thus, were not the norwegians to repeat the success from Tuesday earlier in the winter.- Sorry,
Holund hung with the swedes and both of the Russian teams the first two-three miles. So, the 29-year-old, who seemed to struggle violently.
He lost constantly seconds, and by switching he was on 12.-space, the entire 35 seconds behind the Russian teams. Only Switzerland and the Czech republic was behind the Lightning-carpet.
He seemed to have trouble with the skis. After the stage, one could see lots of snow under the skis. He would not immediately blame it on that.
We have to look at it afterwards, but today I was not good enough. I had a heavy day. It is terribly boring. I just have to say sorry to the guys. One thing is to go bad skirenn, another thing is to destroy for the team. I just have to call a spade a spade, " said a disappointed Holund to NRK after his leg.Ustjugov-the crack
the Prize brought with it a tough task in front of him. He lost seconds at the start of the stage, but after a strong finish switched him to 32.6 seconds behind the lead. Only the two Russian teams and Finland exchanged before trønderen.
Røthe went out in a hundred and picked the seconds immediately. Vossingen was a great tredjeetappe and passed by Finland towards the end. Meanwhile, the two Russian teams fort in front, and Krüger was sent out 30,6 behind.
On the last leg went Ustjugov for Russia's first team. World cup-king from Lahti went along with compatriot Maltsev. Suddenly it was Maltsev surprisingly alone in front, and Ustjugov so heavy.
Behind came Krüger jagende, but just over two kilometres before the finish, the distance is still a half a minute.
Maltsev parked Ustjugov and won by over 20 seconds. Norway was number three, 35,8 seconds behind. Much of the reason for the disappointing result was the weak leg to Holund.
It may look ugly for Holund out with the thought of the space on the stafettlaget in the world cup.
- It wasn't a good application, no. It was there, acknowledged he.