Therese Johaug proved after two winters of absence as in the FIS races in Sjusjøen a very good shape. The Norwegian started carefully into her race on the first lap, before she attacked from lap two until the end and gained second by second on her opponents. "I've dreamed of this victory for two years. I really wanted to win the first World Cup and today it's become reality. I've trained hard and I've been waiting for this day, a dream has come true for me. ActuallyI am in good shape and I hope that I am even better in Seefeld.There are 10km also in classic style and that is my goal. But now I'm looking forward to be on top of the podium", Therese Johaug smiled. At the finish she was 22 seconds ahead of her biggest rival Charlotte Kalla, who had waxed very smooth and slid already on the first kilometer in the climb and had to straddle. Third place went to her Swedish team-mate Ebba Andersson, who was 32 seconds behind. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took fourth place ahead of sprint winner Yulia Belorukova (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots), who also showed a strong improvement on the longer distance. Natalia Nepryaeva (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) and Sadie Bjornsen (USA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots). Ragnhild Haga (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took tenth place ahead of Stina Nilsson (SWE, Fischer) and Teresa Stadlober (AUT, Fischer skis, bindings and boots).
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