Therese Johaug had won all the distance that she had set up in this season. But it was not a 13th victory for the alliance when the 10-kilometer mass start was held in the world cup finals in Quebec, Canada.
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg started best and was in the lead after 2.5 kilometres a result of Frida Karlsson in second place. But after half of the race took Therese Johaug over the top spot, and together with Østberg, she ran up the tempo properly. Stina Nilsson and the surprise Maja Dahlqvist low on the third and fourth place and fought hard to keep up with.
managed Johaug shake off Dahlqvist, but despite several attempts, she managed to not get rid of Østberg and Nilsson.
the End was a spurt fight between Nilsson and Johaug. There was sprintspecialisten Nilsson for a customary kanoninsats at the finish and glided first across the finish line. Thus she broke her five domination and took home the season's first victory at a distance.
" It felt very good today. The plan was to go for bonussekunderna and then just as quickly as I could, but I was not expecting to be with Therese all the way to the finish line. But I'm so glad that I am at the top of the podium again, " says Stina Nilsson according to Aftonbladet.
of Nilsson's bet.
" I tried as best I could all the way, but it is hard and she hung on. She is in good form and it is incredibly fun to see the progress that she has made at a distance. She is a hard nut to crack, and it is fun to see what great shape she is in, " says Therese Johaug to NRK.
Ebba Andersson finished fourth, after having fallen in the beginning of the race, and Maja Dahlqvist was to finish sixth.
the Other last: Jonna Sundling was ninth, Charlotte Kalla of eleven, Ida Ingemarsdotter 14th, Evelina Settlin 16:e and Frida Karlsson 17th.
the world Cup ends with the 15-km pursuit on Sunday. Where is Stina Nilsson out with plenty of distance behind the racers. The swede goes out 33,2 seconds ahead of Østberg and 49,4 seconds ahead of Johaug.
won the John Høsflot Kläbo, in spite of a case. The Norwegian goes out 52 seconds before Alexander Bolsjunov in the pursuit, and it is the two truckers that make up on the overall victory in the world cup.
the Best american was Victor Thorn on the 15th, followed by Johan Häggström on the 16:th place.