Team USA, Norway, Russia (l-r)
Team Russia, Sweden, Norway (l-r)
Mari Eide, Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR)
Jesper Modin (SWE)

FISCHER-ATHLETES SUCCESSFUL IN TEAMSPRINTS IN DUESSELDORF

04.12.2011
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Fischer-skiers were successful again at the teamsprints in Duesseldorf . Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR, Fischer) and Jesper Modin (SWE, Fischer) secured victories with their team mates.

Four Fischer-ladies on podium
Norwegian team (Eide/Falla) celebrated victory in Duesseldorf ahead of USA and Russia. In the last lap Maiken Caspersen Falla attacked and opened a little gap. She finished ahead of yesterday's winner Kikkan Randall (USA, Fischer). Russian Fischer-ladies Natalia Korosteleva und Natalia Matveeva (both Fischer) finished third. "It was a fantastic race. I felt good and pushed hard at the little "mountain" to get a gap. I was a bit surprised that nobody could follow but for sure I was happy about that. It was a great victory", said Maiken Falla.

 

Jesper Modin wins for team Sweden
Jesper Modin (SWE, Fischer) celebrated victory together with his team mate Teodor Peterson. Peterson and Alexey Petukhov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) opened a gap in the last lap and the Swede proved to be better than Petukhov in the final stretch. "It was a great race. Team sprint is always a bit challenging with so many racers but it was fun here with all the spectators that cheered for us. I tried to do my best to stay out of trouble. I am very satisfied about my first ever World Cup victory", Modin said. Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) finished third although he nearly closed the gap in die final stretch.

Womens Team sprint, Duesseldorf (GER):
1. Mari Eide
NOR 9:57.0
1. Maiken Caspersen Falla
NOR 9:57.0
2. Sadie Bjornsen
USA 9:58.6
2. Kikkan Randall
USA 9:58.6
3. Natalia Korosteleva
RUS 9:59.1
3. Natalia Matveeva
RUS 9:59.1
4. Bettina Gruber
SUI 9:59.6
4. Laurien Van Der Graaf
SUI 9:59.6
5. Anne Kylloenen
FIN 9:59.7
5. Riikka Sarasoja-lilja
FIN 9:59.7
6. Mia Eriksson
SWE 9:59.9
6. Hanna Brodin
SWE 9:59.9
7. Perianne Jones
CAN 10:00.2
7. Chandra Crawford
CAN 10:00.2
8. Linn Soemskar
SWE 10:00.7
8. Hanna Falk
SWE 10:00.7
Mens Team sprint, Duesseldorf (GER):
1. Teodor Peterson
SWE 18:22.7
1. Jesper Modin
SWE 18:22.7
2. Alexey Petukhov
RUS 18:22.9
2. Nikita Kriukov
RUS 18:22.9
3. Ola Vigen Hattestad
NOR 18:23.4
3. Paal Golberg
NOR 18:23.4
4. Matias Strandvall
FIN 18:23.6
4. Martti Jylhae
FIN 18:23.6
5. Drew Goldsack
CAN 18:26.7
5. Len Valjas
CAN 18:26.7
6. Harald Wurm
AUT 18:27.1
6. Bernhard Tritscher
AUT 18:27.1
7. Johan Kjoelstad
NOR 18:30.0
7. Eirik Brandsdal
NOR 18:30.0
8. Kusti Kittilae
FIN 18:31.6
8. Lasse Paakkonen
FIN 18:31.6