The Stockholm classic technique city sprint was the last World Cup sprint of the season. City sprint was the first part of the world Cup final. In the mens class the main focus was on the fight for the World Cup overall victory. Petter Northug, Alexander Legkov (both Alpina racing team) and Dario Cologna were in position for winning the World Cup.
On the last sprint of the season Petter Northug (NOR) won victory. Behind Northug was last year's winner Eirik Brandsdal (NOR) on second place. With Northug's victory he has taken over the Overall World Cup lead from Alexander Legkov. He now leads by 34 points over Legkov.
Last sprint was very seccessful also for other Alpina racing team athletes . Six of them finished among top ten.
In the womens race, Justyna Kowalczyk has already decided the overall World Cup. On the last womens sprint, after miserable fall, Mona Lisa MALVALEHTO, finished on sixth, SMUTNA Katerina on eighth place.
Scandinavian cross country tour in Drammen finished successful for Alpina racing team.
Petter Northug (NOR) won victory in men sprint classic.
Heidi Weng (NOR) and OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad (NOR), took silver and bronze medal in women sprint classic.
Winning as a lifestyle!
Nordic World Ski Championships finished with the royal discipline - 50 km classic and royal victory for Alpina Racing team. Johan OLSSON has done something incredible considering the mass-start races seen during the last years. He ran solo for more than 35 km and won a race! Alpina is really proud and satisfied with Johan's performance.
Thank you for this amazing feat and congratulations on this historic gold.
On the Saturday's race Wwmen compete on the 30 km classic technique, where Heidi Weng (NOR) on 4th place and and Nicole Fessel (GER) on 5 th place were the closest of the amazing trio: »gold« Marit Bjoergen, »silver« Justyna Kowalczyk, and »bronze« Therese Johaug.
Heidi Weng (NOR) was really the only one who was able to keep for some time the tails of this amazing trio, later joined also by Nicole Fessel (GER).