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03/Jan/2014

Tour de Ski: Victory of Jacobsen in Stage 5!

Riders in this news :  Astrid Uhrenholdt JACOBSEN

Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen continues to be very strong in this Tour de Ski. After three second places, the racer from Rossignol Team  has found the way of the victory! She ended first of the 15km Pursuit Free in Toblach (ITA) ahead one of the favorite Therese Johaug and Anne Kylloenen. Before the two last races, she is always leading the Overall ranking of the Tour de Ski.
It was a tough competition. I was little bit tired after the first lap, the course is quite hard in Toblach. I was happy there was a feeding station. I felt better in second half of the race. I am happy that my shape has been so good. It is a good sign for the Games, which are the biggest goal for me. I still think that Therese (Johaug) is the biggest favorite for the overall victory in the Tour de Ski. She has been always very strong on the Final Climb” (Quote: FisSki.com)
FIS Tour de Ski overall standing ladies - total time
1. Astrid Uhtrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR) 1:15:29.5
2. Therese Johaug (NOR) +43.7
3. Anne Kyllönen (FIN) +1:22.2

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01/Jan/2014

AFTER STAGE 4: JACOBSEN LEADS THE TOUR DE SKI

Riders in this news :  Astrid Uhrenholdt JACOBSEN

What a great performance for Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen! After her second place during the Prologue, she took yesterday the second position of the Sprint Freestyle. Today, during the 10km Classic, she ends, one more time, just behind the winner Kerttu Niskanen.  But she is now leading the Overall ranking of the Tour de Ski!
It was a tough competition today. I am happy for the result not only because I am in the lead of the Tour de Ski but also in the view of the Olympic qualification. I am taking the Tour stages as they come and try to be focused. I think Therese is the biggest favorite for the Tour de Ski victory.
Here is the schedule of the next stages:
3 JAN 2014: Toblach (ITA), Ladies 15 km F Pursuit
4 JAN 2014: Val di Fiemme (ITA), Ladies 5 km C Individual
5 JAN 2014: Val di Fiemme (ITA), Ladies 9 km F Final Climb Pursuit Start 
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28/Dec/2013

Tour de Ski, After Stage 2: THREE PODIUMS FOR ROSSIGNOL

Riders in this news :  Astrid Uhrenholdt JACOBSEN  ; Chris Andre JESPERSEN  ; Federico PELLEGRINO

Stage 1: Oberhof (GER)
Prologue ladies 3.0 km free
Despite very bad conditions, Norway’s Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen has signed her first podium this season with a second place in the Prologue of Tour de Ski. Her last podium was during the Tour de Ski, a third place last year in 3km C in Toblach: “After the first round I felt very fast. I am very happy about my result. The body responded very well. It was a good day. I am thankful for a chance to compete here.
Results
1. Marit Bjørgen (NOR) 6:34.4
2. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR) +1.9
3. Sylwia Jaskowiec (POL) +7.0
Prologue men 4.5 km free
Great start for the Team Rossignol in Oberhof for this 8th edition of Tour de Ski. After his second place in Davos 30km, Chris Jespersen has shown that he was fast also on a short distance. The Norwegian takes the third place of the 4,5km free.  “I think I kept the momentum from pre-Christmas. Today I did not open that hard. I was increasing the speed. I’m very happy for the podium result. For the whole Tour I hope to be fighting for a top 3.” Ilia Chernousov is just off the podium in 4th position while Robin Duvillard signs his best career World Cup result with a 5th place.
Results
1. Alex Harvey (CAN) 9:03.4
2. Devon Kershaw (CAN) +4.1
3. Chris Jespersen (NOR) +10.2

Stage 2: Oberhof (GER)

Ladies Sprint 1,5 km free
Nicole Flessel from Rossignol Team ends just off the podium in 4th position.
Results Ladies' Final
1. Hanna Erikson (SWE)
2. Denise Herrmann (GER)
3. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR)
4. Nicole Fessel (GER)
5. Marit Bjørgen (NOR)
6. Lucia Anger (GER)

Men Sprint 1,5 km free
Podium for Federico Pellegrino with a second place after a strong final sprint!
Results Men's Final
1. Calle Halfvarsson (SWE)
2. Federico Pellegrino (ITA)
3. Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR)
4. Jen Eriksson (SWE)
5. Josef Wenzl (GER)
6. Petter Northug Jr. (NOR)

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21/Dec/2013

Kriukov wins Asiago sprint

Riders in this news :  Aino Kaisa SAARINEN  ; Eldar RØNNING  ; Nikita KRIUKOV

Kriukov wins Asiago sprint: First ever World Cup win
World Champion and Olympic Champion, Nikita Kriukov has signed his first World Cup victory this Saturday in Asiago. The Russian from Rossignol Team took the first place ahead of Gianluca Cologna and Alexey Poltoranin. Now, he wears the red bib of the Sprint World Cup leader.
Nikita Kriukov (RUS): “I am very happy to get my first World Cup victory. It was tough conditions but I’m very happy. I would like to say thank you to Italy it was a great competition today.
Team Sprint: Rossignol well represented on the podium
The Finnish team with Aino Kaisa Saarinen ends first of the Team Sprint race for the ladies. The men’s race was so closed with a photo finish between Norway I and Kazakhastan I. Eldar Roenning takes finally the first place for Norway. In third, you find Norway II with Oystein Pettersen.

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14/Dec/2013

Nice performance for Jespersen

Riders in this news :  Chris Andre JESPERSEN

Norway’s Chris Andre Jespersen has taken the second place of the Men 30km Free in Davos. It’s his first World Cup podium in individual! At thirty year-old, the skier from Team Rossignol is a skate specialist and was Junior 30 km World Champion in 2003. After this race, Jespersen is now the distance World Cup leader. 
Chris Andre Jespersen (NOR):I tried to keep focused and ski only my race today. I tried to keep a good and steady pace. I was surprised when I heard I was fighting for victory. It’s my first podium in my career, 3 seconds behind the winner is like a victory for me.” 
Please also note the beautiful 6th place of Robin Duvillard, the French skier.
Results Men 30 km Free Individual
1. Maurice Manificat (FRA) 1:05:10.8
2. Chris Andre Jespersen (NOR) +3.3 
3. Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) +14.9

Distance World Cup Standing
1. Chris Andre Jespersen (NOR) 166 points
2. Maurice Manificat (FRA) 160 points
3. Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) 151 points

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