Kikkan was very strong in the semifinals. So I knew it would
be tough in the finals. I fought all the way to the line and
I am very happy about the result.
I had good energy today. In the finals twice I had trouble
with other girls, which took some of it. When I made my move
on the hill I was not as strong as I hoped. At the finish
I knew they were coming and tried my best but Marit was better
Im really happy today, it is the second podium of my
career. It was a perfect day for me, perfect weather. The
sun was shining, its totally crazy that I finished on
the podium. I did not have a good start in the finals, but
I tried to stay relaxed and I gave it all in the second lap.
Luckily it was enough for the podium.
Its my first victory since Holmenkollen 2010. It was
very tough. I was happy to be in the first semifinal to get
more time for my legs to recover. After the semifinals I started
to feel lactic acid in my legs.
Its amazing. Davos was not my favourite place before.
It was the worst place for me to ski but now I think I have
to change the way how I feel about Davos. In the finals I
was struggling little bit as I had to fight for my position.
When I saw an opening I went for it. Anders worked very hard,
I could not overtake him but 2nd place is like a victory.
It feels great to be on the podium. Its my first World
Cup podium. The course fit me very well in Davos. I tried
to keep the pace high and stay in front. I gave everything
I had in the home stretch.