COGNE (Dagbladet): None of the VM-removed Norwegian runners asked during the sprint in Cogne Saturday afternoon. John Høsflot Klæbo, Find-sandnes, norway Krogh, Emil Iversen and Sindre Bjørnestad Cut could all excelled at the top, but decided to save effort against the world cup in Seefeld starting in a few days.
It did not their fanatical competitors. Federico Pellegrino, Sergey Ustjugov and Aleksandr Bolsjunov asked everyone to start in Italy. Which showed an exceptional world cup form, but the other two fell out of the competition long before the final.
In the Klæbo and the other Norwegian stars ' absence, it was up to Eirik Brandsdal, Håvard Solås Taugbøl, Mathias Rundgreen and Sondre Turvoll Fossli to defend Norway's honor.One of the norwegians in the final
Brandsdal is the world cup book, but got it tough already, in the quarterfinals. He smoke out, and it was up to Turvoll Fossli and Solaas Taugbøl to show what they were good for.
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They took both on to the semi-finals. Where said stop Solaas Taugbøl, which fell. Turvoll Fossli got a few nervous minutes, but after that the second semifinal was over, it was clear that he had gone further at the time.
Where he got it, however, tough in the face of the great spurtkanonene.Used with stavbrekk
In the herrefinalen there were great expectations that Federico Pellegrino should take home the victory on home soil.
along the Way, there was drama when he lost the one stake. The Italian went without a of the strips a small period of time, and had to hunt compatriot De Fabiani and French Chanavat with limited funds.
He took it again before the run, but had naturally spent a lot of extra powers with just a spell. He was still the strongest on the run, and took home the win on an impressive show. It bodes well just a few days before the world cup in Seefeld.
- It should not be possible. He is in kalasform!, cried the NRK commentator Jann Post.
The Fabiani made double Italian, while Chanavat took 3.-space. Turvoll Fossli finished second last in the final.Raging against Pellegrino
Earlier in the day, there was drama when Pellegrino and one of the other stars, Ustjugov, came in contact in the quarterfinals.Ane (23) surprised in the stars absence
Ustjugov was far from pleased with how Federico Pellegrino behaved in the trail. Italian slew the Russian just before the run, and the Russian holding a day in Cogne was thus over.
After the race, he took a settlement with the Pellegrino in the target area, where he sent some aggressive vocabulary in hjemmehåpets direction. Ustjugov believed obvious that Pellegrino had taken the ski under his feet, and destroyed the possibilities for a semi-final.
the Jury did not, however, against Pellegrino, who eventually ran away with the victory.the SKI world CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM Thursday 21. February
At 12: 00 noon Prologue sprint: Sprint freestyle women and gentlemen Kl 14.00 Finals: Sprint freestyle women and gentlemenFriday 22. February
At 10: 30 Am Jump storbakke: Combined (HS120 in Innsbruck) At 16.15 Combined cross-country skiing: 10 kmSaturday 23. February
11: 00 Am 15 mile skibytte: Women At 12: 30 pm 30 miles skibytte: Gentlemen At 14.30 Jump Storbakke: GentlemenSunday 24. February
Kl 09.15 semi-finals lagsprint: cross-country Skiing women and gentlemen At 10: 30 Am Jump lagsprint: Combined At 11: 30 Finals lagsprint: Sprint freestyle cross-country skiing women and gentlemen 13.30 Hrs Lagsprint combined 2 x 7.5 km cross-country skiing At 14.45 Lagkonkurranse jump: InnsbruckTuesday, 26. February
13.30 Hrs 10 km classic: Women 16.00 Qualification jump: Womenon Wednesday the 27th. February
Kl 14.00 15 km classic: Gentlemen At 16.15 Jump: WomenThursday, 28. February
11: 00 Am Jump normalbakke: Combined At 13: 00, Relay cross-country skiing: Women, 4x5 km Kl 15.15 Combined cross-country skiing: 10 kmFriday 1. march
Kl 13.15 Relay cross-country skiing, Gentlemen, 4x10 km 16.00 Jumps Gentlemen, normalbakkeSaturday 2. march
11: 00 Am Lagkonkurranse combined: Jump normalbakke At 12.15 30 miles: Women, freestyle At 14.45 Lagkonkurranse combined: cross-country Skiing 4x5 km 16.00 Mixed lagkonkurranse jump: normalbakkeSunday 3. march
At 13: 00, 50 miles: Gentlemen, freestyle
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