Eirik Brandsdal

Norway

  • 11.11.1986
  • Norway
  • 182 cm
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints
Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints

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Falla and Klæbo win drammen sprints

Probably the best-attended sprint during the World Cup season takes place in downtown Drammen in Norway and with Maiken Caspersen Falla and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (both NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) the by far prologue fastest and top favorites were able to take the victories. Natalia Nepryaeva (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished third, Eirik Brandsdal (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took second place.

Just in time for the final of the ladies it started to snow, which apparently had no negative effect on the material. As usual, Drammen specialist Maiken Caspersen Falla set the pace right from the beginning, followed by Stina Nilsson (SWE, Fischer skis and bindings) and Natalia Nepryaeva in the downhill. The curve down struck Stina Nilsson better and both went side by side in the final climb. There, as in the previous heats, Maiken Caspersen Falla proved to be the strongest and celebrated her 19th World Cup victory. The Norwegian won five of the last six sprints in Drammen. "The long climb to the church suits me very well, that's one of the reasons why I'm always so strong here. With these many spectators, this is one of the highlights of this season and you can feel the Norwegians' love for cross country skiing here", Falla said and is only 13 points behind Nilsson in the sprint World Cup. The Swede left her energies in the end after all their training backlog after the injury of Otepää and she even missed the podium. Natalia Nepryaeva, third in the semifinals, had to wait before advancing to the final, finished third place and in the overall World Cup she is now only two points behind Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots), who finished 19th only. Anna Svendsen (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) was ranked sixth.

=> Sprint Drammen (NOR)

To get back the lost in Oslo yellow jersey from Alexander Bolshunov (RUS), who finished 13th in the quarter-final, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo needed a first or second place in the final. The top favorite absolutely played his role, as there were no crashes today due to the reduced speed down in the curve. So the Norwegian was unbeatable and perhaps also surprised the competitioner with his tactics. After full speed in the first climb in the prologue and already three seconds lead which he took to the finish, , he always made sure that he was not the first to go downhill in the quarter-final and semi-final. In the final, he then attacked besides the church and tore a gap that later no one could close. The Norwegian is virtually unbeatable this season in the classic sprint - apart from the small mishap in Ruka. Lonesome second until the end of the race was Eirik Brandsdal, who is also a Drammen specialist and is usually on the podium like today. Oskar Svensson (SWE, Fischer skis and bindings) and Pål Trøan Aune (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took fifth and sixth place.

=> Sprint Drammen (NOR)