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Exciting Finish, with the advantage of Norway

The Norwegian Sjur Röthe wins at the Nordic world Cup Skiathlon 15 km Classic and 15 km Skating. Röthe won in the Sprint against the Russians Alexander Bolschun

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Exciting Finish, with the advantage of Norway

The Norwegian Sjur Röthe wins at the Nordic world Cup Skiathlon 15 km Classic and 15 km Skating. Röthe won in the Sprint against the Russians Alexander Bolschunow and his compatriot Martin Johnsrud Sundby. The 34-year-old Sundby waiting to continue on a large single title. In the meantime, he stands at five world championship and two Olympic medals. Gold there was, however, only with the season.

Dario Cologna was never able to fight for the top places. The four-time Olympaisieger lost as 14. almost two minutes on the winner of Röthe, who won his first major individual title. "I had some heavy legs", was looking for Cologna no excuses. "I had to invest in the classic part too much to keep up with them." You have to expect after the mixed season but is also no miracle. The second-best Swiss Jonas Baumann was 26.

Röthes first major title in singles

The Classic specialists such as Olympic champion Iivo Niskanen or Alexei Poltoranin was not able, until the mid-term, a caesura. The last round took a group of five, with the eventual medal winners, Niskanen, as well as the French Clement Parisse at the top. Bolschunow made the strongest impression, but the Norwegians, as a lie-shot the Russians (and Parisse), the majority of the lead work.

Sundby drew in the final sprint as the first, couldn't pull his Pace. The 30-year-old Röthe, who had won in 2013 with the Norwegian season in his previously only major title, moved quickly past him, had in the last meters but all of the effort, the attack Bolschunows repel. The 22-year-old Russian had won in Pyeongchang four Olympic medals (three silver, one Bronze), secured in Austria, but now for the first time, the world Cup of precious metal.

Not a Chance Sprint world champion John Hösflot Klaebo. He started on the second part, early on, to care for the other races - notably the team sprint on Sunday. At the end of Baumann of 30 net behind Jonas. Rank.

Johaug with almost a Minute's advantage

In the case of the women was Therese Johaug of your favorites. The 30-year-old Norwegian won the Skiathlon (7.5 km classic and 7 km Skating) is superior to almost a Minute ahead of compatriot Ingvild Flugstad Ostberg. The Russian Natalia Neprjajewa prevented as a third of the total Norwegian Triumph. For Johaug it is the 8. World title, the 5. in a single discipline.

Nathalie von Siebenthal managed in a disappointing season at the world Cup, no Exploit. The Bernese Oberland countries took 18. Rank 2:44 minutes behind Johaug. The 25-Year-old from the Lauenen valley was then at a loss: "I can't be satisfied, as in the whole season." While she was in the Skating part a bit forward, but: "I don't feel like you are in a race and can't respond. I'm kind of blocked." She had lost in the Classic part, as expected, a lot of time, but could not make up for it in the of your favorite Skating technique as hoped ranks.

Since returning unbeatable

Against Johaug, the lock due to a doping had missed the world Cup in 2017 and the Olympic games in 2018, has grown since its return this season, no herb. You won all the distance races you ran. On the challenging Classic course in Seefeld had already after a Kilometer, all of the competitors. At halftime, they had 26 seconds of advantage, in the aim of it was to 57.6 seconds. But she still was very emotional. On the verge of tears, she said: "This is so great. I have to wait two years for this title fight." Johaug had always protested their innocence, and attributed the finding to a lip sunscreen. It is the best way to win at this world Cup, four Gold.

Behind Johaug a three-way battle for the remaining two medals. After the classical part Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Natalia Neprjajewa and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, had appeared together. At the end of the Tour-de-Ski-champion, had the largest reserves. Behind it, the only 23-year-old Russian Neprjajewa won her first world medal to the Olympic Bronze with the relay. For Ostberg, the world champion and Olympic champion in the team sprint, it was the first individual medal at a world Cup. (sda)

Created: 23.02.2019, 14:50 PM

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