He has been away from the big skidscenen in eleven months.
Now is Sergei Ustiugov ready for a comeback.
" Sergei is furious, but first and foremost very revanschlysten. I think he can be the best in the world again, " says the Russian's stage träningskollega Yulia Belorukova to the Norwegian Dagbladet.
at the same time as the Russian Aleksandr Bolsjunov made himself known as one of the skidvärldens new supernamn fell to his compatriot Sergey Ustiugov, 26, into oblivion .
It was eleven months ago the latter – the world's best cross-country skiers of the season 2016\\u002F2017 – ”disappeared”.
His last race was in the world cup in Seefeld 28 January of this year. He did not participate in the OLYMPICS because he was not on the dispenslista of the Russian athletes who had to compete under the neutral flag in Seoul.
In October this year fell he when he went rollerskiing and got a crack in one thumb, this led to an operations which delayed the Russian's stage return.
”Have only been able to train with a stick”
Now, however, is the long-awaited comeback close to Ustiugov, who can come to be with in this weekend's världscupstävlingar in Davos.
Skater Yulia Belorukova in the same training group as Ustiugov and she believes that the 26-year-old will soon be back in the old, good shape.
– Brad makes a comeback in Davos, I hope. He has started practicing with us again and made two passes. He is soon the best in the world again, " she says to Dagbladet.
" He is still very strong. But it is clear that he has had problems when he has only been able to work out with a rod. But he will come back.
Missed a lot of training
at the same time, writes Dagbladet that they have received the information that Ustiugov had been struggling mentally in the summer and not trained so much as he had needed to.
Dagbladet: Which mood is Ustiugov on now?
" Sergei is furious, but first and foremost very revanschlysten. I think he can be the best in the world again, " says Yulia Belorukova.