Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget (NOR, Fischer ***), Hans Christer Holund (NOR, Fischer ***) and also Dario Cologna (SUi, Fischer ***) didn't make the cut into the quarter finals among the top ten in the overall, others like the sprint World Cup runner-up Lucas Chanavat or Alexander Bolshunov (RUS) had a hard time. While the Frenchman was surprisingly strong in the heats with his teammates, Alexander Bolshunov was out in the semi-finals after a collision with Simen Hegstad Krüger. In the final, Federico Pellegrino (ITA) and Lucas Chanavat were first in the lead, when it became steep, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo attacked and opened a gap to the others. Pål Golberg (NOR) finished fourth, thus maintaining the lead in the Ski Tour. Alexander Bolshunov is 23 seconds behind him after his eighth place. Lucas Chanavat had completely dead legs in the climb, as also Erik Valnes (NOR, Fischer ***), who both reached the finish far behind. "It was a tough race," said Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, "but it was fun and I gave everything in the end. I took it up before the climb and then the gap was there. It was a good day. It's good that the confidence is back. I hope that this will continue in the next few days."
=> Sprint F Åre (SWE)
=> Ski Tour after three stages
* = Fischer skis
** = Fischer skis and bindings
*** = Fischer skis, bindings and boots