I was focused on this weekend. There are not many 15 km Free
technique in the World Cup calendar. I knew Martin was a favourite
but I was ready to fight. I had excellent skis. I am very
happy for the first victory of the season. I had the advantage
of starting behind Martin to get all the times. I know that
when I am in the best shape I can ski like today.
Johnsrud Sundby, NOR
I maybe was not in my top level. But Maurice is always among
the best in this distance and technique. I am happy about
second place today. It was very nice tracks, which feature
long and short uphills as well as turns.
I did not know how was my shape after the Tour. I spent several
days at home in Russia. I started slower today to see how
my body reacts. I was feeling better and better after every
lap and in the last kilometres I was feeling ver strong. I
am happy with 3rd place.