OBERSTDORF (Dagbladet): Anastasija Sedova has been one of the Tour de Skis biggest surprises to now. The 23-year-old Russian has shown that fourth place in the 30 km at Beitostølen in the beginning of December, far from any flicker and have been on the podium in the first two distanserennene.
Dagbladet tells Sedova that the progress from last season to this year's that she changed training group before sesongoppkjøringen began.
Before the season I switched trainer. I returned from the (national team manager, journ.anm.) Cramer to my father. Maybe that is why. I trained with my father in the summer and autumn, but now in the winter, I accompany Cramers arrangements, and live and train with his group, " says Sedova.
For the for the OLYMPIC season, selected Sedova to go out of treningsgruppa to Marcus Cramer and rather go back to his own father as a coach. His father, Nikolai Sedov, is an experienced speaker trainer and is responsible for a large training group for athletes outside of the Russian national team. Another of the athletes is Sedovas big brother, former juniorverdensmester and verdenscupløper for Russia, Petr Sedov.
It also led to the Sedova moved back home from the Alps, where Cramer bases his training group, to Sarov, about 400 km east of Moscow. In the city with about one hundred thousand inhabitants liggere the Russian center for the development and production of nuclear weapons. The city is therefore closed for all foreigners.
When the Russian antidopingbyrået RUSADA was banned from 2015 to in the fall meant that no dopingkontrollører relax in the city. When the Newspaper first try to ask Sedova about the situation she wishes not to answer.
No, next question, " says Sedova.
But after each open Sedova up about how everyday life unfolds with the thought of the potential antidopingtester.
Last season, before the OLYMPICS, I had to travel out of town an hour and had to sit in the car and wait, wait, wait. No one is going, ok, when I travel home. Like that was every day, " says 23-year-old.Finally, release the doping inspectors into Russian cities: "It has been a long-term problem No check
The so-called ADAMS system allows athletes at any time must register where they are at any given time.
But when Sedova was at home in Sarov, she was only available for the doping inspectors a particular hour of the day. Trainer Marcus Cramer fnyser of the criticism that Sedova thus can release the cheap away.
Every day about six o'clock she leaves to a gas station. Where waiting her for an hour while she drinks coffee and eats. If it has not been (dopingkontrollører, journ.anm.) on the hour, she leaves home, " says Cramer.
Although Sedova met for the specific time every day, " she says to the newspaper Dagbladet that she never met a foreign examiner at the agreed times.
- RUSADA auditors came to her and into her hometown. When RUSADA was closed, got no one to test us, " says 23-year-old.
- She's waiting for nothing, yes. It is silly, on one side they want everyone to follow the rules, but when athletes make it pop no up. I know that her brother Petr, did this for over a year and was tested twice, " says Marcus Cramer.
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Cramer thinks no matter that the closed cities have been blown up to a bigger problem than it is. In contrast to the Russian kappgjengerne as hidden himself and his utspredde doping in the closed city of Saransk, spend Sedova little time at home, according to Cramer.
We are three weeks in treningscamp and so have the athletes a week at home. This is normal. They always have the opportunity to test us, says Cramer.
In the Tour de Ski has Anastasija Sedova currently in a sixth, but it is only a half a minute until the lagvenninne Julija Belorukova on the podium.
- I will fight for podiumet to the end, but don't know if going to clear it, " she says.
In the last year, she was number seven of the summary, but ran a solid last leg up the ski hill. The Russian girl holding Østberg as a favorite now.
We are so-so (up the ski hill, journ.anm.), we'll see. I don't think we are better than Self, " says Sedova.Russersjokket: Enough a miracle from doptreneren