After the fist two races New year's Tour de ski we expect a very close fight for medals in the men's racing team. The top three racers are separated by only 9 seconds. Currently leads the russian racer Maxim Vylegzanin (Alpina racing team), on the excellent third place is Norvegian Petter Northug.
In the girls's racing team currently Justyna Kowalczyk leads with a significant advantage. She is also the winner of the Tour de ski 2012. The best racer in Alpina shoes is currently German Denise Herrman. She is absolutely the biggest surprise on this year WC Tour the ski, because she achieves her best rankings so far.
Tour de ski will continue with pursuit race from Cortina to Toblach.
From sunny Thursday till foggy Sunday, Biathlon athletes compete on Pokljuka in very different, unpredictable weather conditions.
Behind Alpina racing team there is one more successful biathlon weekend. In three men's race they won two victories and two second places. Jakov Fak, Slovenija, once again, showed his best performance and won gold medal in 10 km sprint and silver medal in 15 km race. German Andreas Birnbacher won victory in Sunday 15 km race.
Among women athletes are the best ranked Magdalena Gwizdon, Poland, and Teja Gregorin, Slovenia.
Interesting is the fact that on podium there were also athletes from different countries. In addition Biathlon superpowers Russia, Germany and Norwey, were also individuals from other countries. That makes Biathlon even more interesting.
Congratulations, Alpina Racing team!
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.