at the end of November after two season-long competition ban from the world cup-the ski trails, come back Therese Johaug was the winter's first competition in the crush was overwhelming.
Johaug won before the Tour de Ski in all five world cup normal distance race and lead cup overall competition. The turn of the year in Central Europe organized ski tour left johaug of all, even though he would most likely have taken it to the name of the side of the light illa.
johaug's personal coach Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass according to the decision of the tour for leaving was the beginning of the season based on the results of easy.
– as long As he doesn't do anything stupid, he is the world cup in just such a condition as we want her to be. Tour de Skin circumvention could have been stupid. We didn't want to take risks, Mikkelsplass said Dagbladetille.
– If the athlete is already fit, Tour participation is more risky than if the athlete is not fully fit.
This season's ten of the best women skiers of the Tour left johaug in addition to between also Charlotte Kalla , Ragnhild Haga and Ebba Anderson .
the world Cup overall situation, all of them above are the drive a wedge between the tour's successful Ingvild Flugstad Available of the chair. The sixth drain johaug's the difference between a yellow vest, grab your country's women's 552 points.the Tragic news
johaug's manager Jörn Ernst according to the Tour between the submission can also be found in other than physical fitness-related reasons. He told Dagbladetille that christmas week were Johaugille in every way heavy.
Therese's been mentally tired. He really needed this break.
His return joined a lot of excitement and action. There have been all kinds of. Therese wondered Tour involvement for a long time, but it was the right decision.
All sports-related pressure in addition to Johaug has faced in the last six years, also overwhelming personal losses.
in July reported the first Norwegian world cup level to represent Ronny Asnes death, and only a couple of weeks later, the world spread the information Vibeke Skofterudin from the tragic jet ski accident. Johaug won Skofterudin with the message of gold in the 2010 olympics and next year's world championships.
at the beginning of September Norwegian media reported yet national team skier Mari S sister Ida S death. Johaug has told peers in the Ida Eiden was his best friend.Two-start
Despite johaug's the point-the difference between the world cup first place has already grown quite large, her the coming weeks plan is easy to conclude that the end of the season to go completely in February-march the corridors of the world cup conditions.
Johaug told to leave the border between free competition way world cup-sprint you both next weekend in Dresden that 9. February in the Bay. Also Italian Cognen city hosted by the world cup general 16.-17. February is missed. Cognessa in the program is the freedom sprint, but also to the traditional ten.
Johaug competes before the world cup, only Estonia Otepää (19.-20.1.) and Sweden Ulricehamnissa (26.1.). In the former Johaug will only participate in the traditional ten. Ulricehamnissa he competes as well as a free tenner that message. MM-general Johaug makes Meråkerissa kilpailtaviin in the Norwegian championship and the race condition he is finishing after this high altitude camp in Italy Hittman Almissa.
A race programme Johaugille accumulate world cup in the preceding two months, only two personal world cup-starter. He was last in line 16. December in Davos and won at the time free ten of 12.1 seconds fresh Tour-profits Available.
– This will be a long break, yes, but I believe that all will go well, Ernst said.
– All aiming for the world championships. He has created together with the coaches with a good plan which we all believe.
Mikkelsplass's message is not only parallel, also a little harsh - at least with other skiers point of view.
– I Believe that he is doing through the latter half of an even better performance than before christmas.
the Nordic skiing world championships held in Austria Seefeldissä 19.2-3.3..Video: Therese johaug's arrival in Kuusamo caused quite a media firestorm.