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Why should the russians fear Krüger: - Would have been nervous if I were him

TOBLACH (Dagbladet): Simen Hegstad Krüger and Toblach is a perfect match. Last season he took his very first world cup competition in the same trails, and in the year last skirenn was Krüger on the podium for the first time this verdenscupsesongen.

- I have good memories from here, so I know that I can go fast here and it helps in, it. I went and cost me a bit in training yesterday and knew that this trail is I good at. You should not underestimate it, " says Krüger.

Only Sergey Ustjugov was stronger than the Norwegian on today's 15 mile after a fantastic end. Despite the fact that he was beaten by 13 seconds was Krüger happy after the race.

" I am very satisfied, I am. It was very good to get a podium finish here. There have been some who have lacked the first launders in the year. I have searched a bit for the feel good factor and I feel that I find a little bit today, so it was very good to get to the race.

With the runner-up climbed Krüger to fourth in the standings, a just over half a minute after the leading Aleksandr Bolsjunov. 25-year-old sailing now up as one of Norway's hopes in the summary.

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Coach Eirik Myhr Nossum says that the russians Bolsjunov and Ustjugov, who shared the podium with Krüger in the day, will have to see over the back for the Norwegian.

- There are two guys on the podium today, as if Simen is on within range of the sisteetappen so I think they are tired. Bolsjunov lost three minutes to the Martin up the last hill in the last year and is three kilos heavier this year. Ustjugov has been good in the ground earlier, but I would have been nervous if I were him, says the Norwegian national team general manager.

- It is one that can to go uphill. He marks just about not this is largely due to. But there is a lot of water to run down the river before that time, add Nossum.

Krüger also admit to himself that he has a hope to pick many seconds on the competitors up the so-called monsterbakken.

- If the shape is good, I think that I should be usable up to the last the ground also. These large, heavy russians hope I'll get it heavily there, so maybe we can squash them.

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before the time, waiting four tough stages, of which the first in the sprint fits Krüger poor. Yet also have last season's olympic champion faith on a podium finish in the summary.

I think that, if I continue so. It is the reason why I'm here, to fight for a podium finish overall. So I know that I have some of the distances that I need to take me along in order not to lose too much, but now I got with me a few seconds on all except the Ustjugov.

Krüger must hope that he can pick seconds at fellesstartene and jaktstartene in Oberstdorf and the Val di Fiemme in advance, and says that he must work hard to not lose too much time to the competition. One thing is for sure, Simen Hegstad Krüger is looking forward to the avslutningsetappen.

I think I'm better than them, at least if the shape is good. There we have the answer in about a week, I don't know, but pleases me anyhow to the ground, " says Krüger.

Crushed by the Ustjugov
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