Johnsrud Sundby, NOR
It is a good start of the World Cup season. Todays race
was tougher than yesterday. I wanted the other guys think
they cannot catch me but I started way too fast. I got extremely
tired. After 7.5 km I did not know how to continue. I am happy
I am leaving Ruka with the overall victory in the mini-tour.
Northug Jr., NOR
It was a very tough race. The speed was very high at the
beginning. I tried to follow Toenseth and De Fabiani in
the last lap. I knew I had 1 or 2 gears left and I was in
a good position before the finishing straight.
Hågen Krogh, NOR
It was really hard. I thought I was skiing by myself but
the group was always chasing me. The plan was to ski slower
in the uphills and be faster on the flats. I am really happy
to beat De Fabiani in the finish.