It started as a guided tour and that there was full commitment from the beginning, you can figure out when the 19-year-old chinese Bao Lin was in the lead after five kilometres.
It took the 22 kilometres before the Norwegian athletes put into the blow.
Hans Christer Holund put the maximum speed when the head cluster was on track to reach the top of the hill. Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Sjur Röthe saw no reason to latch on to, but did his best to Holund would get such a huge head start as possible.
"I just went for it and managed," says Holund when he is interviewed after the race.
had a 30-year-old Holund, who won the bronze medal in skiathlon in the OLYMPIC games in Pyeongchang, the lead with just over 40 seconds, after 35 km was the management of the entire one minute and 20 seconds.
When it was a mile to the left decided the Russian, Alexander Bolsjunov, which has long been the locomotive in the big scrum, to take up the fight in earnest.
the Russian, who very much wanted to have a gold to their three world CHAMPIONSHIP silver and jumped in the team then the organizers at the last moment decided to salt the track, took second for the second, and five kilometers before the goal was Holunds management down to 37 seconds.
the End was dramatic.
but in sprintbacken took the Russian end and Holunds victory was clear.
Bolsjunov semesteråkte when the battle was over and came in goal 28 seconds behind Holund.
IN the OS took Bolsjunov four medals but no gold, now he goes home with four silver.
Hans Christer Holunds gold means that Norway has taken all six of the gold on the men's side and in the individual races, there are four different names at the top.
"Fifty miles is my best distance and this was maybe my last chance to become world champion," says Holund.
Calle Halfvarsson was in sixth, his best individual placing in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, Jens Burman ended the tia and Daniel Rickardsson came in as number 15.
"It was a special race, I was really spirited and had I seen that Holund gone in the way had I tried to keep up with," says Jens Burman to SVT.
with his conclusion.
– You are there fighting for a medal, I may well be satisfied with. I tried not to pull without the advance on the light parties, " he says to SVT.
he tells me that He once again broke a rod, and had to go two defenders but before he got a new one.
" (Martin Johnsrud) Sundby said ”well it's up to you to work in order to catch up with”, says Halfvarsson on the state Holund stack.
the Championship as a whole is a little plain. At the same time has never been better than this sixth place, so it must be some plus.
Sjur Röthe won the fight for the bronze against Martin Johnsrud Sundby.
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