Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
To Nove Mesto, Martin Fourcade raised on the podium after some difficult races. He takes the third place of the sprint and shares the podium with his brother Simon! Left with the number 27, he realized a good run in complicated weather conditions. With a fault in every shooting he crossed the finishing line in head and has to wait for the following ones. There is Emil Svendsen and his brother Simon who will end in front of him. This podium is particular for both brothers as explains it Martin: " it is the common dream which comes true, a child's dream for two brothers led by the same passion. It is also first in the World Cup male historic time. "
Riders in this news : Ida INGEMARSDOTTER
Ida Ingemarsdotter(Team Rossignol) signed the first podium of her career during the sprint of Milan in front of two serious competitors, Kikkan Randall and Maiken Caspersen. At 26 years old, the Swede keeps her concentration and her peace in spite of a misadventure in quarterfinal …
"Tour de Ski was probably very good training for me with many races. I was luck today. In the quarterfinal someone broke my pole but the everything happened in a good place and got a spare pole. I kept calm and I tried to deliver best performance. In the semi-final I had a bad start and I was trying to catch as fast as possible. The audience was fantastic today with a great number of fans around the whole track", said the Swede after the race.
To note also the beautiful third place of Teodor Peterson from Rossignol Team.
Riders in this news : Marie-Laure BRUNET
During the sprint of Nove Mesto in Czech Republic, Marie-Laure Brunet signed his best performance since the beginning of season, classifying 4th. In very difficult conditions, she made 9/10 in the shooting and takes place perfectly for the pursuit of Sunday. It is the Russian Olga Zaitseva who wins the event in front of Tora Berger and Magdalena Neuner. A good training for all the girls on the site of the next world championships.
Riders in this news : Eldar RØNNING
The Tour de Ski ended this Sunday at Val Di Fiemme with the Final Climb onto Alpe Cermis. It was a very strong stage. Nine kilometres including three, where the skiers go up an alpine skiing slope !
If Dario Cologna crossed the finish line first, it’s the Russian Alexander Legkov who signs the best time. After his underachievement Saturday, it’s nice success for him. During the 20km classic, he has lost his third place in the overall ranking. The new Rossignol recruit was disappointed but he finishes yet 5th of the overall. Winner of the 5km race in Toblach, the, third of the Pursuit, he has realised very interesting performances during this Tour de Ski.
There is another satisfaction for Rossignol in this Tour de Ski, the classic’s domination with Eldar Roenning. The Norwegian has signed the best time during the pursuit in Oberhof. Few days later, he finishes second in Toblach behind Legkov (5km). But the silver medallist in the World championships wants more. In Val Di Fiemme for the 20km, after a tactic run, he crossed the finish line first
The Russian Nikita Kriukov added another victory for the brand during the Tour de Ski. He wins the stage 3, the Oberstdorf’s sprint in Germany. Rossignol puts five skiers in the Top 15 in the overall ranking. Two girls, Katrin Zeller (6th) and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (9th) finish in the Top 10. A beautiful success for the Rossignol X-Ium products !
21th of the stage 8 of the Tour de Ski, Robin Duvillard was satisfied of his performance.
“It’s my better result in classic, I’m in a great shape, I win few places for the overall ranking and my skis are really good. It was a perfect day !”
Then, the Frenchman explains what are the particularities of the Tour de Ski : “It’s a new event in cross country, only the 6th edition. It’s like le “Tour de France”. Nine stages in eleven days, each run is different (skate, classic…) and all the day you have a ranking with bonus. The exceptional character of the Tour de Ski is the last stage. The final up is an alpine skiing slope during three kilometres. It will be very special, it’s very hard !”
“Last year, I finished 20th so this year, I would like ton finish in a better rank ! I would try to take advantage of my good shape today !”
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