In Canmore, Canada, where cross country skiers competed, German Tim Schranke won his fisrt victory in XC season 2012/13 in 15 km classic race. Norwegian Anders Gloeersen won excellent silver medal in sprint.
Women nordic skiers, Vibeke W. Skofterud and Maiken Caspersen Falla also gained two third place.
Some athletes left out race in Canda, because they are already prepearing for the Tour de ski, which will start on Saturday, 29th December 2012 in Oberhof, Germany.
Past weekend Biathlon athletes showed great performance in Austrian Hochfilzen. Austrian Andreas Birnbacher and Jakov Fak won fisrt World cup gold medal in season 2012/13.
On Friday, the 10 kilometer test, the race started very exciting, because the first and second placed athlete separated by only four tenths of a second. Even more exciting was the men race pursuit, where after the last shooting, five racers from five different countries went in the final round. Jakov Fak with his excellent finish won his first gold medal in World cup at all. The only racer who was following him was Russian Dmitriy Malysko, so Alpina racing team won double victory.
In Quebec performed country skiers where Teodor Peterson the fisrt time in season qualified for the podium, he finished race on the second place.
For Apina racing team this was one more sucessful weekend. Alpina won 16 classifications among top ten, on 6 competitions in two different countries.
Congratulations, Alpina racing team!
First medal for Alpina athletes at the Biathlon World Cup in Östersund gained Austrian Dominik Landertinger on excellent second place in 20 km individual race. Dominik Landertinger, who is new athlete in Alpina racing team in biathlon World Cup season 2012/13, with excellent shooting and fast race has lagged only 12 seconds behind the winner Martin Fourcad.
Landertinger won the podium in the World Cup and other Alpina athletes suplemented his success. Austrian Friedric Pinter, Norwegian Erland Bjoentegard and Anev Krasimir took place from 6 to 8 in individual race.
Congratulations Alpina racing team!