In the morning, the news spread that two athletes can not compete today: Sophie Caldwell (USA) is injured after yesterday she suffered one of the many falls in the sultry spring snow, and Natalia Nepryaeva (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) had to resign because of illness and could not fight for the overall World Cup at least today. Whether or not she will be able to travel and compete for the final World Cup is not known yet. The conditions were again very difficult today, to the sultry snow of yesterday in the downhills now joined fresh snow, which made the entire course very deep. As usual this winter, top favorite Therese Johaug decided on an early number within the red group, to present the time that the others have to beat. As in the last few weeks her lead on the runner-up was not as huge as in the first half of the season. Johaug was 13 seconds ahead of Ebba Andersson after the first 5-kilometer lap with exhausting Mordarbakken. "It was very difficult to race today, I did not feel so good during the race, but it was the same for all of us. The conditions were very difficult with the deep snow", says Johaug. In the rise of the second lap, the Norwegian was able to extend her lead over the Swede by five seconds, who was overjoyed with the second place. For a long time, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) was on her way to the podium place to score important 60 World Cup points, extending her lead over Nepryaeva to over 100 points. But Jessie Diggins (USA) fought to the last meter, catching up a few seconds and was 0.5 seconds ahead of the Norwegian, who now has 93 points ahead of the Russian. Nathalie von Siebenthal (SUI, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) impressed with another seventh place before her announced World Cup break. Eighth went to Yulia Belorukova (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots).
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