At the age of 22 years and 76 days, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo once again entered the history books in cross-country skiing - this time being the youngest Tour de Ski winner of all time. For the young Norwegian, it was a tough fight, even though he could start with 1:20 minutes lead ahead of Sergey Ustiugov into the final stage. Klæbo, who followed impressed Ingvild's race on TV before, cautiously approached the race. In the ascent the lead of the Norwegian began to shrink: at first only slowly, in the steeper sections Ustiugov came closer and closer. After a look over the shoulder in the flat part after the last corner and before the last few steep meters Johannes Høsflot Klæbo mobilized all his strength once more and crossed the finish line first. "The last climb was even harder than I expected," said the exhausted winner. "But I'm just happy that I won the tour." Sergey Ustiugov followed just 16 seconds later in second place. Andrey Melnichenko (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) crossed the line in sixth. Seventh was Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) ahead of Denis Spitsov (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots), Andrey Larkov (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished tenth.
Short interview with the winner
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