Tour de Ski: Cross-country skiing – Karlsson also wins the pursuit

Status: 04.01.2023 18:24

Sweden’s Frida Karlsson also won the 20 km pursuit in Oberstdorf as part of the Tour de Ski. Katharina Hennig again entered the top 10.

Frida Karlsson was chased for the 20 km. The Swede was 16 seconds ahead of Finland’s Krista Pärmäkoski. German hopes again rested on Katharina Hennig. The 26-year-old was sixth the day before (+41 seconds).

  • Cross-country skiing in Oberstdorf – 20 km full women’s pursuit

Karlsson was able to increase her lead in the first kilometers, but the chasing group around Pärmäkoski, Weng and Kalvaa was able to gain time – the Swede was caught after seven kilometers. A group of four set the tone. The following pursuers – including Hennig – were more than a minute behind.

  • Results – Women’s 20 km Freestyle Pursuit Oberstdorf
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  • Live ticker to read – 20 km women’s pursuit in Oberstdorf
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Speed ​​increase after ten kilometers

Halfway through, the pace picks up. Kalvaa and Weng struggled with this and fell behind. It came to a duel between Karlsson and Pärmäkoski.

Friedrich Moch gave the Tour de Ski a glimmer of hope: the cross-country skier put in a solid performance in the 20 km pursuit in Oberstdorf. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo was again victorious.

But two kilometers from the finish, the Swede accelerates and tries to escape forward – the Finn can no longer follow. Karlsson won with a 14-second lead over Pärmäkoski. Tiril Udnes Weng secured third place.

Motivated, Hennig drives towards the Val di Fiemme

Hennig entered the top ten in ninth place. “Freestyle chaser is a fragile game for me“, she said after the competition in the style she did not like: “It was an exciting race. I’m happy that we ended up with a top ten result.

  • Katharina Hennig after the chase – “I made the most of it”

Hennig be”super happy even to be there. At first it was not clear if I could participate”, said the Olympic champion in an interview with the sports program. Before the first stage of the Tour de Ski, the 26-year-old was suffering from a cold. “I now approach the next races with a lot of motivation. Val di Fiemme is one of my favorite circuits. I am looking forward to the mass start“Hennig continues.

Karlsson continues to expand Tour de Ski leadership

In the general classification of the Tour de Ski, Karlsson continues to lead the classification and has further increased his lead over Weng. Hennig fell back to ninth place.

Johannes Hosflot Klaebo also won the third stage of the Tour de Ski. The German cross-country skiers disappointed at the home World Cup in Oberstdorf.

Katharina Hennig again achieved an excellent result in the third race of the Tour de Ski. The Olympic champion took sixth place in the 10 kilometers from Oberstdorf.

DSV riders improve

In her home World Cup, Laura Gimmler was able to move up 14 places and finish twentieth. Pia Fink also gained places and finished 24th. Victoria Carl was 38th, Lisa Lohmann 40th, but the time gaps with the top were huge.

Sofie Krehl and Katherine Sauerbrey were taken out of the circuit before the race. Both women are in poor health. “The focus is on a quick recovery“, specifies the association.

From 2024, Oberstdorf will no longer be a stage location of the Tour de Ski

The women’s race was the last in Oberstdorf as part of the Tour de Ski. After the end of the 20 km pursuit, the sports director of the German cross-country skiers, Andreas Schlütter, explained in an interview with Sportschau that no further races are planned in the Allgäu. The reasons for this are, among other things, the Ski Jumping World Cups for women and men scheduled for the end of the year.

In an interview with Julia Büchler, Andreas Schlütter, sports director for cross-country skiing at the DSV, explains that the ski resort of Oberstdorf is going to abandon the Tour de Ski.

The Tour de Ski des Fondeurs will no longer stop at Oberstdorf. The effort is too big, explained DSV sporting director Andreas Schlütter.

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