2017/12/09

Nilsson and Klæbo sprint winner in Davos

With Stina Nilsson (SWE, Fischer) and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (NOR, Fischer skis and boots), the favorites were successful in the freestyle sprint in Davos. Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) finished second ahead of Kikkan Randall (USA, Fischer skis and boots).

Not only Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, but also Stina Nilsson is chasing records in cross country World Cup. The Swede was offensive in her heats and was rewarded with her fourth victory in a row in a freestyle sprint - only Marit Bjørgen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) was able to make it before. In the final, Maiken Caspersen Falla followed on the heels of the Swede and together the duo was able to escape slightly at the beginning of the second lap. At the top of the hill, Nilsson managed open a small gap and seemed to ski for a sure victory. In the last corner in the stadium she stumbled like many others and lost the pace. Maiken Caspersen Falla saw her chance and came out of the slipstream on the final stretch - but it was just enough for the Swede. She said, "I was very confident all day that I could kepp Maiken behind. A teammate crashed in the corner in qualifying, so I'm glad I could prevent that." Kikkan Randall from the extremely strong US team celebrated third place.

=> Sprint Women Davos (SUI)

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo continues to be the measure of all things ahead of his one-month competition break scheduled for tomorrow. With him there was again a new winner in Davos - so far only Federico Pellegrino could triumph here twice. The Norwegian saved some strength in the prologue, quarter and semi-final by staying in the heat of the leader in the heats and only attacking the top of the second climb over the top and setting himself apart from the competition. In the final, he took over but from the beginning of the command - initially at low speed. This time he attacked in the stadium just before the start of the second round, but could not surprise Federico Pellegrino. Nevertheless, the Italian did not have the strength to keep up with the speed of the all-Norwegian. The Norwegian was able to celebrate his sixth victory in a row. He can only beat himself at the moment. Ristomatti Hakola (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) was exceptionally free of injury by a competition and finished fourth. Gleb Retivykh (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) took sixth place.

=> Sprint Men Davos (SUI)

Athletes in This Article

Kikkan Randall

Kikkan
Randall

United States

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