I have always done well here in Davos. It was a hard course,
I went at my own pace. I knew I would be strong in the downhills
so I pushed hard there. I had a good feeling for the weekend.
I am happy with the result.
Marit was great today and faster than me. I tried everything
possible but after the 12 km I felt empty and my legs were
heavy. I am satisfied with the second place. I am happy with
the work we did during the off-season. All the hard workouts
with Marit paid off. We were pushing each other to be better.
I tried to keep high speed from the beginning. In the second
lap it was quite hard because of the altitude. I am very satisfied
with the first part of the World Cup. I have had a great feeling
and I hope I can take it with me towards the Olympics.
It was a tough race. I was thinking of two years ago when I
did not push hard enough towards the end and lost victory in
the last lap. Today, tried to save some energy to the last 7.5
km and I was afraid to open too hard. I tried to ski fast in
the flat sections. It feels great to win today.
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. Its my first podium in my
career, 3 seconds behind the winner is like a victory for
Johnsrud Sunbdy (NOR)
I knew before it would be the difficult race. The last lap
was very tough. I am glad to be on the podium and to keep
the yellow bib.