Ski de fond
Coupe du monde de Lillehammer
 
 
 
Dimanche 9 décembre 2013
 
Les Norvégiennes logiquement et les Russes en costauds, vainqueurs de cet unique relais avant les Jeux
 
On attendait les Russes pour ce premier relais de la saison mais peut-être pas sur la plus haute marche du podium tant les équipes norvégiennes étaient impressionnantes sur le papier. Sur le terrain, elles ont tenu leur rang en prenant les deuxième, troisième et quatrième places. Cependant, le public de Lillehammer est sans doute reparti déçu car la suprématie norvégienne a été ébranlée par cette victoire russe.
Northug est de mieux en mieux mais il tourne encore sur trois bougies, il n'a pu répondre à l'attaque de Vylegzhanin dans le final qui n'avait pas envie de l'emmener dans la dernière ligne droite avec lui.
Le quatuor russe
a affiché ses prétentions olympiques à l’occasion de l’unique relais avant les JO de Sotchi en février.

Les Français ont été très bons bataillant pour la place de troisième nation. Chacun a remarquablement joué son rôle. Ivan Perillat, dernier relayeur, a profité d’une baisse de rythme des leaders pour revenir dans le groupe de tête avant de lâcher sur l’attaque de Vylegzhanin pour terminer à une belle 6ème place à la lutte avec la Suède.

La journée avait superbement commencé pour les Norvégiens avec une victoire sans bavures pour leur équipe. Avec Marit Bjoergen pour le final, elles ont survolé le relais dames devant la Finlande et les Etats-Unis. Les Françaises n'ont pu faire mieux que dixièmes.

Le circuit se déplace à Davos, en Suisse, la semaine prochaine pour un 30 km messieurs et un 15 km dames le samedi puis les sprints le dimanche.

 
Les résultats
 
Relais 4 x 5km dames
1
NORWAY I
58:38.9
WENG Heidi
14:57.1
JOHAUG Therese
14:32.1
STEIRA Kristin Stoermer
14:45.4
BJOERGEN Marit
14:24.3
2
FINLAND
59:52.0
SAARINEN Aino-kaisa
15:00.5
KYLLOENEN Anne
15:07.2
NISKANEN Kerttu
14:42.0
LAHTEENMAKI Krista
15:02.3
3
USA I
1:00:15.4
RANDALL Kikkan
14:59.2
BJORNSEN Sadie
15:09.2
STEPHEN Elizabeth
14:55.2
DIGGINS Jessica
15:11.8
4
NORWAY II
1:00:26.2
OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad
14:57.1
SKOFTERUD Vibeke W
15:52.0
JACOBSEN Astrid Uhrenholdt
14:23.7
FALLA Maiken Caspersen
15:13.4
5
RUSSIA I
1:00:32.8
IVANOVA Julia
15:00.1
IKSANOVA Alija
15:29.3
GUSCHINA Mariya
15:21.5
TCHEKALEVA Yulia
14:41.9
6
SWEDEN
1:00:44.0
INGEMARSDOTTER Ida
15:06.1
ERIKSON Hanna
15:47.7
KALLA Charlotte
14:13.1
JOHANSSON NORGREN Britta
15:37.1
7
NORWAY III
1:00:47.3
BRUN-LIE Celine
15:39.0
GJEITNES Kari Vikhagen
15:22.8
KRISTOFFERSEN Marthe
14:44.2
HAGEN Martine Ek
15:01.3
8
GERMANY
1:00:50.6
HERRMANN Denise
15:36.4
FESSEL Nicole
15:23.6
ZELLER Katrin
14:46.7
NYSTAD Claudia
15:03.9
9
RUSSIA II
1:01:44.0
MEDVEDEVA Polina
15:33.0
KUZIUKOVA Olga
15:55.2
ZHUKOVA Natalia
15:00.7
SOBOLEVA Elena
15:15.1
10
FRANCE
1:01:46.0
AYMONIER Celia
15:30.7
JEAN Aurore
15:50.0
FAIVRE PICON Anouk
15:10.5
HUGUE Coraline
15:14.8
11
POLAND
1:01:54.5
KUBINSKA Kornelia
15:40.2
MACIUSZEK Paulina
15:43.7
JASKOWIEC Sylwia
14:48.6
SZYMANCZAK Agnieszka
15:42.0
12
USA II
1:01:59.4
CALDWELL Sophie
15:02.6
SARGENT Ida
15:52.6
BROOKS Holly
15:18.4
BRENNAN Rosie
15:45.8
13
SLOVENIA
1:02:48.0
VISNAR Katja
16:24.8
JEZERSEK Barbara
15:45.5
FABJAN Vesna
15:16.1
CEBASEK Alenka
15:21.6
14
NORWAY IV
1:02:51.3
HARSEM Kathrine Rolsted
15:37.8
NYDAL Britt Ingunn
15:51.9
STAVER Tuva Toftdahl
15:59.6
KRISTOFFERSEN Emilie
15:22.0
15
JAPAN
1:02:51.4
OMORI Naoko
16:46.2
ISHIDA Masako
14:56.3
KOBAYASHI Yuki
15:11.0
KASHIWABARA Michiko
15:57.9
16
KAZAKHSTAN
1:03:35.8
KOLOMINA Yelena
15:31.7
LANCHAKOVA Viktoriya
16:36.4
OSSIPOVA Tatyana
15:34.3
MATROSSOVA Marina
15:53.4
17
ITALY
1:03:46.3
DE MARTIN TOPRANIN Virginia
15:34.3
SCARDONI Lucia
16:10.4
DEBERTOLIS Ilaria
15:05.8
BAUDIN Francesca
16:55.8
18
CZECH REP.
1:04:02.7
GROHOVA Karolina
15:29.6
VRABCOVA - NYVLTOVA Eva
16:37.6
NOVAKOVA Petra
15:26.8
SCHUETZOVA Sandra
16:28.7
Relais 4 x 7,5km hommes
1
RUSSIA I
1:19:04.7
JAPAROV Dmitriy
21:09.1
BESSMERTNYKH Alexander
21:13.3
LEGKOV Alexander
17:53.7
VYLEGZHANIN Maxim
18:48.6
2
NORWAY II
1:19:06.3
ROENNING Eldar
21:07.5
JESPERSEN Chris Andre
21:15.0
ROETHE Sjur
17:54.1
KROGH Finn Haagen
18:49.7
3
NORWAY I
1:19:06.5
GOLBERG Paal
21:17.6
TOENSETH Didrik
21:03.9
SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud
17:57.2
NORTHUG Petter jr.
18:47.8
4
NORWAY III
1:19:14.0
DYRHAUG Niklas
21:13.2
OESTENSEN Simen Haakon
21:09.6
ELIASSEN Petter
18:28.8
GJERDALEN Tord Asle
18:22.4
5
SWEDEN
1:19:25.7
RICHARDSSON Daniel
21:12.6
OLSSON Johan
21:11.4
HALFVARSSON Calle
18:40.4
HELLNER Marcus
18:21.3
6
FRANCE
1:19:26.9
GAILLARD Jean Marc
21:14.2
MANIFICAT Maurice
21:09.5
DUVILLARD Robin
18:37.7
PERRILLAT BOITEUX Ivan
18:25.5
7
CZECH REPUBLIC
1:19:54.4
RAZYM Ales
21:26.6
BAUER Lukas
20:56.3
MAGAL Jiri
18:41.6
JAKS Martin
18:49.9
8
NORWAY IV
1:20:19.7
IVERSEN Emil
21:19.5
DJUPVIK Roger Aa
21:07.5
THYGESEN Torgeir Skare
18:46.7
SKAR Sindre Bjoernestad
19:06.0
9
GERMANY
1:20:19.9
TSCHARNKE Tim
21:13.1
TEICHMANN Axel
21:12.8
FILBRICH Jens
18:55.8
BING Thomas
18:58.2
10
ITALY
1:20:23.0
PELLEGRIN Mattia
21:46.4
NOECKLER Dietmar
21:30.6
CLARA Roland
18:20.8
HOFER David
18:45.2
11
JAPAN
1:20:38.0
MIYAZAWA Hiroyuki
21:48.1
YOSHIDA Keishin
21:18.4
NARUSE Nobu
18:36.7
LENTING Akira
18:54.8
12
FINLAND
1:20:45.6
NOUSIAINEN Ville
21:13.3
LEHTONEN Lari
21:16.5
SIMILAE Tero
19:23.0
HEIKKINEN Matti
18:52.8
13
RUSSIA II
1:21:16.5
VOLZHENTSEV Stanislav
21:08.9
UTKIN Alexander
21:14.4
SEDOV Petr
19:13.4
USTIUGOV Sergey
19:39.8
14
CANADA
1:22:06.1
VALJAS Len
22:30.4
HARVEY Alex
21:28.7
BABIKOV Ivan
18:45.4
KERSHAW Devon
19:21.6
15
ESTONIA
1:22:26.4
TAMMJARV Karel
21:40.3
KARP Algo
21:36.3
REHEMAA Aivar
19:28.4
RANKEL Raido
19:41.4
16
KAZAKHSTAN I
1:22:38.1
VOLOTKA Denis
22:20.5
POLTORANIN Alexey
21:25.3
CHEBOTKO Nikolay
19:16.4
STAROSTIN Mark
19:35.9
17
USA
1:22:52.9
NEWELL Andrew
22:21.2
FREEMAN Kris
22:10.8
HOFFMAN Noah
18:58.8
HAMILTON Simeon
19:22.1
18
SWITZERLAND
1:23:09.2
BAUMANN Jonas
22:38.5
LIVERS Toni
22:23.8
FISCHER Remo
19:03.1
PERL Curdin
19:03.8
19
KAZAKHSTAN II
1:24:06.0
AKHMADIYEV Yerdos
23:17.0
VELICHKO Yevgeniy
21:34.5
MALYSHEV Alexandr
19:45.9
CHEREPANOV Sergey
19:28.6
 
Réactions
Heidi Weng (NOR I)
It was very tough today but fun conditions. Kikkan was going very well in front and it was very hard when I pushed out in front. Todays conditions were very much different from yesterday, but it was fun to compete. I like relays most.

Anne Kylloenen (FIN)
The conditions were tough and the tracks were also different. It was hard and not best conditions for me. The Finish team as a whole would be much better in yesterdays conditions and I'm very happy that we take a place on the podium in this weather.

Sadie Bjornsen (USA I)
It was very fun to race today with lots of girls in the pack and two US teams doing really well! It was a tough race where you had to fight in the snow over the broken hill tops.


Alexander Legkov RUS I
It is a great day and great victory for us. This season is the most important and I am happy we showed such a great performance in the relay today. Maxim did a great move towards the end. I hope in Sochi we will perform in the same way.

Sjur Røthe NOR II
Lots of snow was coming in but we still had great conditions. I enjoyed racing for Norway II today against a very deserved an strong first team. Some of us had a bit to show after yesterday and I think our team did really well! We had good fun to challenge Norway I! The Russian team was very strong and showed that they’ll be tough to beat on the home snow!

Pål Golberg NOR I
I had a tough lap after falling behind with an accident in my lap. The pace was great with many teams in on the fight from the beginning. The race showed that everything has to work out for the team to win and anything can happen, even with Petter Northug on the team. I had a fantastic day yesterday, and even though today wasn't as perfect for me, it was still a great experience to race today !

 
La Russie devant trois équipes de Norvège très proches l'une de l'autre
Une équipe imbattable