WHERE John Høsflot Klæbo last year won the show on Idrettsgallaen with utklassingssifre after having entered the stage wearing a cap with the inscription: "Make Northug great again", he was not among the winners this time.
They were brilliant all along with a natural highlight to end when Marit Bjørgen and Ole Einar Bjørndalen got each his hederspris for their adventurous careers. It was a wise choice to the the two largest in Norwegian sports. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that a 21-year-old skier who in 2018 took three gold medals in his first OLYMPIC games in Norway's nasjonalidrett, not got a price. Maybe even a scandal if we in bad sportstradisjon to use the biggest words.the OLYMPIC hero with a remarkable claim about the Klæbo-klyvet
On a day like this, it is difficult to do anything else. I have followed and described the young boy from Trondheim quite often over the past winters, but never seen him impress as much as on the 15 km in the Italian skiparadiset Val di Fiemme today.
the triple olympic winner delivered there, was the one for him brand new masterpiece.
And provides suddenly the chance of a surprising sammenlagtseier in the Tour de Ski.
NOW does it feel quite a long time since John revolutionized this sport with a jolt and a speed no one had seen before. So accustomed are we becoming to all oppvisningene his, although this really only has lasted less than three winters.
In the Val di Fiemme there came something completely different. Something so big that it needs a little extra descriptors.
THE that has gone on to ski in this great terrain know that the hillsides around the stadium in the small town of Tesero is extremely steep. It was there damtragedien in the river Stava happened after the dam burst on the opposite side of the valley for some decades ago. It wiped out parts of the city.VIDEO: See Klæbos maktdemonstrasjon Video
Today's tracks are designed in conjunction with the verdensmesterskapene that area later become so known for. With ascent of up to 18 per cent, they are rougher than most trails. Apart from Monsterbakken in the morning when seven, eight kilometres further down the valley, winding its way up the entire hill.
THIS is a terrain John would not have had the capacity to master at the same level as the sport's sluggere. At least not in a season where he currently has fallen a little bit through on the toughest distanseløpene.
But what was it that happened? The; contrary to all forhåndstips, there was the young boy, even as a certain speed along the way. It was John who went among the first into almost every hill, it was John who laid in front of each shelf up in the hill and there was John as a breeze brought in two spurtseire and bonussekunder where the trail was that brattest.
IT with the "snap" is of course just linguistic nonsense. It was literally beintungt. But John did it anyway:
so the out that he owned the field, said an impressed coach Eirik Myhr Nossum to NRK afterwards.
Few have so good insight about the individual løpernes physical capacity that this new, young general manager. In the course of the last two seasons have Nossum been to develop the best-ever Norwegian national with an exceptionally high level of training among distansegutta.Laugh at the russians ' tactics: - They are stupid as bread
John belongs to the sprintlaget to Arild Monsen, but the information and knowledge flows easily between the two bosses. Along the way in Klæbos first, a little fumbling weeks of the season 2018/19, was the Myhr Nossum confident that it was going to turn also on the distance. Nevertheless, I think also he was tiny, a little surprised at how sprinter John managed without the agreed assistance along the way from the otherwise so strong and loyal distansegutta.
how is it possible to be so young and so good?
TODAY went on the sensationally fast upwards. After the first tomorrow's fallen skifenomenet Sergey Ustjugov straight down in the queue because he agreed to the Russian tactics of trying to keep up with John, their playful jumps up the very steepest party.
In the queue was John never. One by one tried the new runners out on him up in the front, but none held. Eventually sprinted down the Italian Francesco De Fabiani, and secured the door on the 1 minute and 20 seconds before the andremann up Monsterbakken in the morning.
MAYBE is not even in the door big enough. This last stage has their very own standard of skiing that we do not immediately claim that John speaks in his first attempt. But if he should win, he becomes the youngest winner of the Tour de Ski.
It's okay with the image of the all-time best skier.
And the athletes of the class may well not even the Norwegian Idrettsgallaen with all their well-deserved prize winners, provide for many prices?Got an answer from Northug after the tribute