Seraina Boner (SUI, Fischer) was the fastest woman at the premiere of the La Diagonela in Switzerland. Thus the Swiss claimed victory at the first Swix Ski Classics competition this year.
At the 50 kilometer race, skied in two loops à 25 kilometers, Seraina Boner tried to get a gap already on the first lap but the skiers followed and a smaller group continued for a while before she and Larisa Shaidurova from Russia Marathon Team got a distance to the other women. They kept a high pace on the second lap and did ski most of the race together. It was a close race between the two and Seraina had to fight for the victory getting a gap the last few kilometres before finish.
”I am very happy to win at home in Switzerland. The race started quite slow but then we got a higher pace and it became quite tuff. We were mostly two girls that kept the other ones behind and the last few kilometres I got a gap to Larisa in the uphill and I was able to increase the necessary speed to win this competition", said the overwhelmed winner.Results