3 QUESTIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE TOUR DE SKI
Justyna Kowalczyk: It's difficult to say. In the first one, when I had a neck-and-neck race with Petra Majdic, that was the toughest for me. This year I felt very good right throughout the Tour.
Dario Cologna: It's always great to win the Tour de Ski. The first time round I wasn't the only one who was taken by surprise. It was my first big win. But this year was something really special, too, because it was my biggest goal.
Fischer: How did you experience the final climb?
Justyna Kowalczyk: I was very tired and the last kilometres were extremely tough for me. I just kept thinking to myself that I have to keep going and all the Polish fans cheering me on made me push harder.
Dario Cologna: The climb is very steep and my legs were feeling very heavy of course. Having said that, I still managed to enjoy it a little and take things in. When I crossed the finish line as the winner I soon forgot about all the tiredness and pain.
Fischer: How did you recover from the Tour and what is your goal for the rest of the season?
Justyna Kowalczyk: To begin with all I wanted to do was sleep. I skipped the sprint in Milan and then things simply moved on. My next major goal will be the World Cup at home.
Dario Cologna: First of all I went home where I chilled out without thinking too much about cross country. The heat is on again now of course, with the overall World Cup title being my next biggest goal.