the Women's sprintfinal became almost a local affair. Three of the six riders were from sweden, Stina Nilsson, Ida Ingemarsdotter and Linn Sömskar.
was entirely Stina Nilsson. She was second up the first hill, but then took the lead in the first turn, and then rose she's just a lead.
In the last hill jerked her sharply and went in solitary majesty over the finish line.
"I have had some really good training days in Ramundberget, so I'm very happy that I'm in such good shape," says Nilsson in segerintervjun in the SvT.
Stina Nilsson was very pleased that she's been able to implement the same tactics in all the heats. She took an early lead in all the races, and she held it all the way into the goal.
with that tactic. It's nice to know that you have the strength to do it. Then I have new skis also. I had great skis, " says Stina Nisson, who now took his 17th world cup victory.
Behind Stina Nilsson did Ida Ingemarsdotter a great race. In the quarter final and semi final batter she past at the last curve and won both heats.
In the final, there was a spurt fight and the seasoned swede managed to get the sheath perfectly and beat american Jessica Diggins was third.
" It was quite tight and I had a not so good position when we went into the stadium, but I still felt strong and thought that it is only the last bit now.Stina Nilsson celebrates victory in Toblach. Photo: FREDRIK VARFJELL
" It was fun, says a happy Ida Ingemarsdotter.
in a place and in case they celebrated three including the swedes to ”flossa”.
" We are a little bit hipster and a little inside me and Stina, so we thought we could flossa bit to get out the lactic acid out of the legs. It was a good thing to bid on, explained Ida Ingemarsdotter dance.
Stina Nilsson, however, was not quite satisfied with his own stake in the segerdansen.
" We have talked about flossa some time, but I can do better than that. When I see the replay, I will be ashamed, I can do better, " she says, and laughs.
the women's Tour de Ski and has a lead of nine seconds to Ida Ingemarsdotter when the tour is on Sunday, continues with ten kilometres.
Already on the new year's day it is time for the sprint again. And after it goes probably Stina Nilsson just one race.
Then she goes home.
" I said before the races that I would run four races. I think I am sticking to the plan.
the Men's sprint was won by Norwegian hot favourite John Hösflot Kläbo. None of the Swedish men managed to get to the final.