I have not practiced climbing hills this big. But in summer
time rollerskiing and on snow I know that I am a strong
climber. Sochi is next year, but right now I am just focused
on the World Championships. Thank you to my team and my
Alexander Legkov was too fast for me today. I was at my
maximum. I couldn't hold his pace and knew that I needed
to focus on getting second place. I think we knew coming
into today's final climb that Alex was the strongest. It
is important to find your own pace and not go to fast on
the first climb.
I am happy for the third place. We tried to control each
on the flat. ON the uphill I did not think about the others.
I just wanted to get on the podium. I knew Legkov was strong
and wanted to win and also that Dario would be tough to
beat. Today I managed to be on the podium, so why not at
the World Championships?