Natalia Korosteleva (RUS), Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), Anastasia Dotsenko (RUS) (l-r)
Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), Natalia Korosteleva (RUS) (l-r)
Anders Gloeersen (NOR), Teodor Peterson (SWE), Devon Kershaw (CAN) (l-r)

FISCHER TRIPLE ON TOP AT THE CITY SPRINT IN MOSCOW

02.02.2012
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Justyna Kowalczyk (POL, Fischer skis and boots) secured another World Cup victory in Moscow sprint race and is now the leader in Overall World Cup ranking. Natalia Korosteleva (RUS, Fischer) and Anastasia Dotsenko (RUS, Fischer) completed the pure Fischer podium. Anders Gloeersen (NOR, Fischer) and Devon Kershaw (CAN, Fischer) likewise made the podium.
Kowalczyk wins and takes Overall lead

Justyna Kowalczyk is the winner of city-sprint race in Moscow. The Polish secured victory at -16°C against the Russian local heroes. "It was a very tough race. I didn't expect this success but I am happy to be in the Overall World Cup lead now. The weather conditions in Rybinsk are not so good but I hope to have good results there, too", said Kowalczyk. She won in the final stretch ahead of Natalia Korosteleva. Kikkan Randall (USA, Fischer) missed the final shortly and finished seventh.

 

Gloeersen and Kershaw made a podium

Anders Gloeersen and Devon Kershaw missed the victory around Luzhniki-stadium shortly and came in second and third. Kershaw dominated the whole sprint day until the final stretch. Matias Strandvall (FIN, Fischer) finished eighth followed by his brand mates Alex Harvey (CAN, Fischer), Eirik Brandsdal (NOR, Fischer) and Josef Wenzl (GER, Fischer).

Herren Sprint FT Moskau (RUS):
1. Teodor Peterson
SWE 01
2. Anders Gloersen
NOR 02
3. Devon Kershaw
CAN 03
4. Nikolay Morilov
RUS 04
5. Gleb Retivykh
RUS 05
6. John Kristian Dahl
NOR 06
7. Oeystein Pettersen
NOR 07
8. Matias Strandvall
FIN 08
9. Alex Harvey
CAN 09
10. Eirik Brandsdal
NOR 10
11. Josef Wenzl
GER 11
12. Len Valjas
CAN 12
13. Eligius Tambornino
SUI 13
14. Alexey Petukhov
RUS 14
15. Martin Jaeger
SUI 15
Damen Sprint FT Moskau (RUS):
1. Justyna Kowalczyk
POL 01
2. Natalia Korosteleva
RUS 02
3. Anastasia Dotsenko
RUS 03
4. Aino Kaisa Saarinen
FIN 04
5. Krista Lahteenmaki
FIN 05
6. Jessica Diggins
USA 06
7. Kikkan Randall
USA 07
8. Ida Ingemarsdotter
SWE 08
9. Nicole Fessel
GER 09
10. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg
NOR 10
11. Riikka Sarasoja
FIN 11
12. Ida Sargent
USA 12
13. Natalia Matveeva
RUS 13
14. Anne Kylloenen
FIN 14
15. Aurore Jean
FRA 15