Riders in this news : Florian GRAF
Days are the same in Oberhof. The weather is always so bad, like every day in this German town and the podiums continues for Rossignol. After the 2nd place of Marie-Laure Brunet and Marie Dorin-Habert during the ladies relay, Simon Schempp and Florian Graf from Germany grab the third step of the podium. Although the wind was strong and the snow conditions were very particular, the battle was hard until the end. Finally, Russia wins ahead of Norway and Germany (with Two Rossi’s biathlete Simon Schempp and Florian Graf, Erik Lesser and Arnd Peiffer).
Riders in this news : Alexander LEGKOV
The 4th stage and the 5th stage of the Tour de Ski took place near Toblach and Cortina in Italia. Team Rossignol has still shown nice things starting with Alexander Legkov on Thursday, during the Pursuit. He finishes second and signs her third podium this year in the Tour de Ski. He ends 5th of the 5km on Friday and the Russian is always on the overall podium. Petter Northug leads ahead of Dario Cologna (+16.1) and Alexander Legkov (+23.4).
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen opens the Rossignol’s counter in this Ladies Tour de Ski. She grabs the third place of the 3,3 km classic. The Norwegian was quite regulier since the beginning of the competition. She took the 6th place in the Prologue and the Pursuit C, the 13th place in the Sprint and the 7th place of the Pursuit F. At the moment, she is fourth of the overall ranking dominated by Justyna Kowalczyk.
This Thursday, during the first race of the Oberhof World Cup, Marie-Laure Brunet and Marie Dorin-Habert grabbed the second place of the ladies relay. The two Rossignol’s biathletes share this first podium of the year 2013 with Anais Bescond and Sophie Boilley. Marie-Laure Brunet started in the first relay and fell down just after the start. But their teammates were very strong and managed the race until the end. France finished 2nd between Ukraine and Germany with four penalties and in bad weather conditions (fog, rain and wind).
Riders in this news : Alexander LEGKOV
STAGE 1: OBERHOF, PROLOGUE
Men (4 km)
It’s the first podium in the Tour de Ski Prologue for Alexander Legkov (Rossignol). The Russian was in good shape: “I felt very good today. The course was not that icy like yesterday. I felt very good during the prologue. I will think about the plan for tomorrow's pursuit in the evening but there are many good skiers out there. I have to focus on my skiing tomorrow and find my way out of the pack.”
1. Petter Northug Jr. (NOR) 8:28.7
2. Marcus Hellner (SWE) +6.1
3. Alexander Legkov (RUS) +7.2
Women (3 km)
1. Kikkan Randall (USA)
2. Charlotte Kalla (SWE)
3. Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)
STAGE 2: OBERHOF, PURSUIT
Men (15 km)
New podium for Alexander Legkov (Rossignol) in the Pursuit! He finishes 2nd after a sprint with his teammate Maxim Vylegzhanin.
1. Maxim Vylegzhanin RUS 39:47.0
2. Alexander Legkov RUS +0.1
3. Petter Northug Jr. NOR +6.5
FIS TOUR DE SKI OVERALL STANDING
1. Maxim Vylegzhanin RUS 47:45.7
2. Alexander Legkov RUS +5.1
3. Petter Northug Jr. NOR +16.5
Women (9 km)
1. Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)
2. Therese Johaug (NOR)
3. Anne Kylloenen (FIN)
STAGE 3: VAL MÜSTAIR (SUI) , SPRINT
1. Finn Haagen Krogh NOR
2. Federico Pellegrino ITA +1.1
3. Len Valjas CAN +1.7
FIS TOUR DE SKI OVERALL STANDING MEN (TOTAL TIME)
1. Maxim Vylegzhanin RUS 50:27.3
2. Dario Cologna SUI +2.1
3. Petter Northug Jr. NOR +9.0
1. Kikkan Randall USA
2. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg NOR +8.8
3. Heidi Weng NOR +10.6
FIS TOUR DE SKI OVERALL STANDING LADIES (TOTAL TIME)
1. Justyna Kowalczyk POL 35:08.0
2. Therese Johaug NOR +50.3
3. Kristin Stoermer Steira NOR +1:00.9
Two podiums for Martin Fourcade, one for Tim Burke, the Team Rossignol has still shown nice things in Pokljuka in Slovenia. Fourcade ends the year with the yellow bib of leader.
Sprint: 3rd place for Martin Fourcade (FRA)
"I have been away from home since November 2, raced two cross-country races and all of the biathlon competitions so far. I am tired. Generally, I am not very good at the end of December, but will in better shape in early January. Still, I am pleased to be on the podium here. In other years, I have always been sick."
Pursuit: 3rd place for Martin Fourcade (FRA)
"Even though I am tired, I am quite proud of my six podiums this season. Emil and I did the perfect race for the first three stages. In the final stage, I was more focused on him than on my shooting and missed two shots."
Mass Start: 3rd for Tim Burke (USA)
"I felt the best today that I have all season...It took almost all of last year to come back from my compartment surgery and regain my confidence that I was as fast as before...I am very happy to back up here."
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