COGNE (Dagbladet): More than 5000 italians had met up in fjelleheimen in the North of Italy to cheer on the area's largest skisønn, Federico Pellegrino.
And the reigning world champion did not disappoint the audience at home in Cogne.
After the convincing victory, where he won the final after having gone with one stake, in a good period, he was in battle mode when he arrived at the international press conference in the town hall after the race.
- This season I have been number two quite a few times behind the Klæbo, but today he was not here, so I knew that I could win today, " said Pellegrino after the race.Furious Ustjugov
It is only Norway, Sweden and Finland, which have not sent the world cup-runners to today's verdenscupsprint, but the level was still thus.
Sergey Ustjugov looked as if he was in great shape when he suddenly fell in the quarterfinals, and smoke out of the bitter show.Ane (23) surprised in the stars absence
Norwegian Mathias Rundgreen got to feel the world cup-go Ustjugov set up.
It went very quickly. They have one like that speed the best here, and I'm not some distinctly sprinter, so I know that I was taken on the go, simply, said Rundgreen to Dagbladet after the quarterfinals.
But then there was Ustjugov furious at Pellegrino, which he believed could kill him in ground where he fell.
In the finish area after run gave Ustjugov Pellegrino a clear message, through the interpreter, what he thought about skigåinga to the Italian.Pointing at the Klæbo
Pellegrino himself was quiet.
I lay behind him down the hill, but so that I could get ahead of him in the bend. Then it was I who was in front, and then it is the way that it is he who must take care. I read me properly up on the rules for the Dresden (where he was disqualified in the quarterfinals), and even if I disagree with a part of the rules, so I know that you just have to wait for a race to the the jury have said its. Now didn't the jury anything, " says Pellegrino, before he shifted the focus from the Ustjugov to John Høsflot Klæbo.
- Everyone knows that Klæbo is the man to as in Seefeld, because he is the best skiløperen for the time. In the sprint he is better than best also, doctors Italian.
But now he knows that I'm ready. I'm going to sell my skin dearly, so it's not going to be easy for him. That I promise, he said, and received tumultuous applause from the local press and the officials in Italy.
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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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