De Fabiani, ITA
I was very motivated to show my best today after a disappointing
performance in the 50 km in Falun last week. It is great to
win a first World Cup. I was lucky today. I skied with Lukas
Bauer two laps and he helped me a lot to win the race today.
I am happy to be back on the podium. I was not satisfied with
my performance at the World Championships. Today was a difficult
race. I was in the lead in the halfway of the race but then
I could not keep the speed.
Im quite satisfied with the result but still little
bit disappointed I lost the victory by only 4.6 seconds. I
was hoping to be sitting in the leaders chair until
the end of the competition. I did three quite equal laps.
Only on the big climb in the the second lap I was in trouble
and I lost about 6 seconds. Then I got a ride with Dario Cologna
and I tried to follow him.