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Cross-Country Skiing 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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hckosice    1,577

Nilsson and Brandsdal win Drammen classic sprints

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Sweden’s Stina Nilsson and Norway’s Erik Brandsdal have won the 14th edition of the Drammen sprints. Nilsson took the win in a time of 3:07.57. Finland’s Krista Parmakoski took second place +0.42 seconds behind. Hanna Falk of Sweden was third +1.26 back of Nilsson.

 

On the men’s side Erik Brandsdal of Norway won in a time of 2:39.35. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo also of Norway finished in second place +2.55 back. Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov came third +3.28 off of the winning time.

 

The World Cup now moves up the road to Oslo for the Holmenkollen weekend with 30 km and 50 km competitions in classic technique.

 

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50km classic at the legendary Holmenkollen today :woohoo: wanker.gif

 

 

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hckosice    1,577

Sundby repeats at Holmenkollen, secures crystal globe

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Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby has become the first male skier to win back to back Holmenkollen World Cups. He won today’s 50 km classic mass start competition in a time of 2:02:59.7 just +9.9 ahead of second place finisher Iivo Niskanen of Finland.

 

In third place was Russia’s Alexander Bessmertnykh +1:15.2 back. Bessmertnykh took third in a 3-way photo finish with Norwegian’s Sjur Roethe and Niklas Dyrhaug.

 

Canada’s Alex Harvey and recent 50 km World Champion from Lahti finished just 0.2 behind the trio.

 

 

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hckosice    1,577

Bjoergen wins 6th Holmenkollen & Finn's go 2-3

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After the starters gun sounded, Marit Bjoergen of Norway left little doubt as to who would win the ladies’ 2017 Holmenkollen 30 km classic mass start competition.

 

Bjoergen was up by over 20 seconds by the 5 km mark of the competition and never looked back winning by +2:05.8 ahead of Finland’s Krista Parmakoski in second and in third another Finn Kerttu Niskanen +2:07 behind. It marks the first time that two female athletes from Finland have shared a World Cup podium since 2009.

 

Parmakoski and Niskanen came to the finish with the main chasing group behind Bjoergen which also contained Overall World Cup leader Heidi Weng (NOR) in 4th, Charlotte Kalla (SWE) in 5th, Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) 6th and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) in 7th.

 

 

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hckosice    1,577

Nilsson and Harvey win final sprints of the season

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Stina Nilsson of Sweden and Canada's Alex Harvey won the final sprint competition of the season as part of the first day of the World Cup finals in Quebec City, Canada.   Nilsson continued her season long battle with Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla.  The two athletes were clear again of the field and this time by 2.58 seconds ahead of third place finisher Hanna Falk of Sweden.  

 

As a consolation for the second place finish by Falla, she had earlier in the sprint heats clinched her second consecutive overall World Cup sprint crystal globe.  Nilsson took second in the overall sprint standings followed by her teammate Falk. 

 

On the men's side Harvey won his first World Cup on home soil much to the excitement of the home crowd.  Harvey was followed to the finish line by Norway's Finn Haagen Krogh +0.31 behind.  France's Richard Jouve took third +0.94 for his second sprint podium in Canada in the last two seasons. 

 

The battle for the men's sprint globe was decided in the mens' semi final when both Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo of Norway and Italy's Federico Pellegrino didn't advance to the final.  Pellegrino needed 38 points to overtake Klaebo and only managed to pull by 6 points making Klaebo the youngest ever sprint crystal globe winner.  Pellegrino took second in the sprint overall and Norway's Sindre Bjoernestad Skar took third in the overall standings.  The top 5 men were all separated by just 77 points.  

 

Competitions continue tomorrow with the 10/15 km mass start classic competitions.  During today's sprint competition Norway's Heidi Weng won her first ever Overall World Cup crystal globe.

 

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