Already the world CUP-uttagne Peppe Quintuplet is one of the few Swedish world CUP skiers who run the world cup in north America. Sebastian Samuelsson and the other charging at home. The reason is, according to the coach Mattias Nilsson that you want to Quintuplet should get some more races in and of itself – because it has not been at its peak during the season and not been as many races as hoped.
It seems to have been a good decision.
hit the Quintuplet with a career best world cup races individually. After the last shooting, and zero bom, he went out as third – a position he had never before experienced, his previous personal best was a 21st-place from the season 2014-2015.
In the tricky wind, he was one of only three racers who shot the fully.
" I don't know what I'm doing. Skytteprocenten has not really shown that I'll do it today, but it worked, " he says to SVT.
although not quite keep the same high pace on the last lap and was to the end of the 21 seconds from the podium. But it was still the best individual result for the 26-year-old who took the OLYMPIC gold medal in the relay last year.
" It means awesome much. It has been a little testy so to get this kind of result is much needed and really fun, " he says to SVT.
– Now you have shown that you can be with these days. It is at least encouraging, it will be fun in the future.
An icy cold meant that distanstävlingen had been shortened from 20 to 15 kilometres. The days before had the temperature gone down to -35 degrees, but when the gentlemen started, it was milder; ”only” -15 degrees, which made it possible to carry out the race.
But the cold weather didn't bite on the Norwegian dominant Johannes Thingnes Bø.
when he took his twelfth victory of the season.
Bø had already after the second bout a lead of nearly a minute, and the lead grew. After full shooting and full speed in the slot, he could end up winning by a margin of over two minutes on the runner-up, countryman Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen.