There was little doubt that Johannes Høsflot Klæbo would win again, despite the fact that the Norwegian himself was still thinking about at his fauxpas exactly one year ago. Once again, Alexander Bolshunov (RUS) tried to stand up to the Norwegian. He increased the the pace with using double poling in the flat part and took the lead in front of Richard Jouve (FRA) and Klæbo. On the way to the last climb, the Norwegian played his strengths and was again in a class of his own with his unusual skiing style, which no one can really copy. "It's nice to be in Ruka again. Last year, things were not going so well, but now I'm happy to win again and to be on the podium with Pål. My technique seems to work well, I train that all year round", said the two-time overall World Cup winner. Compatriot Pål Golberg finished second ahead of the Frenchman and the Russian. Fifth went to Emil Iversen (NOR, Fischer ***) and Oskar Svensson (SWE, Fischer ***).
=> Sprint C Ruka (FIN)
Fischer * = Fischer skis
Fischer ** = Fischer skis and bindings
Fischer *** = Fischer skis, bindings and boots