Simi Hamilton (USA)
Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR), Simi Hamilton (USA), Alex Harvey (CAN) (l-r)
Alex Harvey (CAN)
Alex Harvey (CAN), Simi Hamilton (USA)
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR), Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), Denise Herrmann (GER) (l-r)
Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR), Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR), Denise Herrmann (GER)

SIMI HAMILTON CELEBRATES HIS FIRST EVER VICTORY IN TOUR-SPRINT IN LENZERHEIDE

31.12.2013
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This year's Tour de Ski is the time for premiere winners in sprint races: In Oberhof Erikson (SWE) and Halfvarsson (SWE, Fischer) succeeded, now Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) and Simeon Hamilton (USA, Fischer) triumphated for the first time in a World Cup race. Denise Herrmann (GER, Fischer) finished third.
Hamilton surprising winner
In a diversified men's final the American Simeon Hamilton surprisingly stormed to his first victory in his life. First Finn Hågen Krogh (NOR, Fischer) controlled the pace until Federico Pellegrino (ITA) escaped and opened a gap during the second lap. When reaching the stadium Simi Hamilton, fastest-skier in prologue, closed the gap to the Italian and he had enough energies left to sprint to his first World Cup stage win. Second went to Alex Harvey (CAN, Fischer) ahead of strong skiing Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) who saved important bonus seconds for the fight for his first Tour de Ski overall win.

Herrmann made another podium
While her team mate Marit Bjørgen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) suffered with further gastrointestinal complaints and missed the semi final her compatriots Ingvild Flugstad Østberg and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (beide NOR) stepped into the breach for her und secured spot one and two. Denise Herrmann managed it to close the gap to the Norwegians and secured anew podium result. This means her fourth podium in the fifth season's sprint race and the fifth podium in general this winter.
Sprint F Men, Lenzerheide (SUI):
1. Simeon Hamilton
USA 00.02.37,02
2. Alex Harvey
CAN 00.02.37,34
3. Martin Johnsrud Sundby
NOR 00.02.37,76
4. Federico Pellegrino
ITA 00.02.37,96
5. Finn Haagen Krogh
NOR 00.02.38,63
6. Calle Halfvarsson
SWE 00.02.39,98
Sprint F Women, Lenzerheide (SUI):
1. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
NOR 00.02.58,00
2. Astrid Jacobsen
NOR 00.02.58,14
3. Denise Herrmann
GER 00.02.58,82
4. Laurien van der Graaff
SUI 00.03.00,60
5. Hanna Kolb
GER 00.03.02,14
6. Sophie Caldwell
USA 00.03.04,80