Johannes Høsflot Klæbo started with a 16-second lead in the 15-kilometer free-style handicap race, where he spent a long time alone in the lead. Behind him, Emil Iversen and Iivo Niskanen were not in agreement, so that only after a tempo acceleration in the fourth lap, the gap slowly melted. When Klæbo heard about it, he let the two competitors approach and first hung in the slipstream. In the last lap, he then tightened the pace so clearly from the lead in the last climb that only his team-mate was able to follow him. In the final sprint Iversen had no chance, so that Johannes Høsflot Klæbo could repeat his victory from the last Ruka Triple of 2017. Niskanen could not oppose the sprint and finished third. Hans Christer Holund (NOR, Fischer ***), the fastest of the day, finished sixth ahead of Didrik Tønseth (NOR, Fischer ***). Sergey Ustiugov (RUS, Fischer ***) finished in tenth place.
=> Ruka Triple
=> Winner of the day
* = Fischer skis
** = Fischer skis and bindings
*** = Fischer skis, bindings and boots