Defending champion Maiken Caspersen Falla was definitely not the favorite in this freestyle sprint with a long sliding passage and fast downhill at a speed of up to 60 km/h in the men's race. Even after qualifying, she was still very skeptical about her chances: "I was very nervous today, so I'm glad that the prologue is over and the heats begin." In the final, she skied like the heats before again everything from the lead to determine the pace and, if possible, to stay out of falls. The three Swedes lined up behind her and Stina Nilsson tried unsuccessfully to attack into the climb, but did not pass the Norwegian: After the month-long injury break the Swede probably missed the decisive strength and liveliness. While Falla tried to break away at the front, it became very close between the Swedes in the last turn before the downhill into the stadium. Jonna Sundling (SWE, Fischer skis and bindings), who skied inside in the hairpin, touched with her ski the prologue fastest Maja Dahlqvist (SWE) on the outer lane, who then crashed while Sundling could continue herself. Nobody could prevent the clear victory of Maiken Caspersen Falla, not even Stina Nilsson, who has to be more than satisfied with the silver medal after her long break. "I am very happy, the high speed has worried me, the season has not gone so well so far, but I had very good skis and I'm overjoyed now", the Norwegian was happy about the successful title defense. Mari Eide secured the bronze medal out of the slipstream ahead of Jonna Sundling.
=> Sprint Seefeld (AUT)