In the men’s race Andreas Nygaard looked fresh and confident throughout the race, and he positioned himself well just before the finish. There were 15 skiers approaching the stadium area when Andreas Nygaard, the sprint specialist, took the victory followed by his teammate Tord Asle Gjerdalen (Team Ragde Eiendom, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) and the Finnish skier Ari Luusua (Team Mäenpää, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) who wrote history by becoming the fist Finnish skier to make the podium in a Visma Ski Classic race.
The happy winner, who took over the lead in the overall ranking in absence of Petter Eliassen (Team BN Bank, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) due to sickness, declared: “It seems that every time I’m sick and bedridden I come back stronger. I felt really strong today, and we had good skis. It was a hard race from the beginning, and the weather kept changing making it quite challenging.
Now, I’m going home and I will do a local race there next weekend and get ready for defending my Vasaloppet title.”
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