The first stage of the Tour de Ski ended up with twice the Swedish at the top when Stina Nilsson won a sprint ahead of Ida Ingemarsdotter.
with the 10 km freestyle in the schedule, called Nilsson the two distances for the ”apples and pears”.
A line of reasoning that held even when the result was clear.
– There are two completely different things, but I was tagged on the start and I wanted to do my best and do my best, " says Nilsson in the Swedish television, SVT.
It was enough, however, only to a 39th place for the Swedish skidstjärnan, far behind the lead. And if she gläntade a clue on the door to running the whole tour instead of just four stages, seemed the once again completely closed after distansloppet.
"I follow the plan and look forward to the next two stages," she says.
accounted for an impressive effort and was to end at 0.3 seconds ahead of Norwegian tourfavoriten Ingvild Flugstad Østberg and 10.9 before landslagskamraten Anastasia Sedova.
It was Neprjajevas first victory in the world cup and afterwards she was touched:
"I am full of emotions, and I'll do everything to keep ledarvästen," she says in segerintervjun of SVT's broadcast.
the Best Swedish was Ida Ingemarsdotter on a thirteenth, 54 seconds behind Neprjajeva.
it would be fun to be in the top 10, and now I'm right outside. But a solid bet, I would say, said Ingemarsdotter.
Moa Molander Kristiansen became the 31st, Linn Sömskar 33:a, Lisa fell called vinsa 38:a, Maria Nordström 53:a and Mia Eriksson 61.