On the biathlon race in Oberhof, athletes achived full proseeds in men's competition. Dmitry Malyshko won both, 10 km sprint and also men pursuit race 12,5 km. Victory is complemented by Czech Ondrey Moravec with a third place in pursuit race. Excellent classification also reached WEGER Benjamin on the fifth place. For the first time after a break due to illness in Oberhof appeared Tarje Boe. We look forward to new races and successes of the complete Alpina racing team.
In the women's competition in Oberhof Alpina achieved excellent rankings among the top ten. We also bealive that in the more pleasant weather conditions in Ruhpolding, girls will reach the top again.
With the Sunday's the toughest race in the Alpe de Cermis, Tour de Ski has ended. In the women's competition it means a total of 50 km, in men's total 90 km long test in seven stages.
Among women, the victory goes to last year's winner of the Tour de ski Justya Kowalczyk. Excellent 6 th place won Norwegian Heidi Weng with excellent race on last test.
Among men four favorites Northug, Vylegzhanin (both Alpina racing team), Cologna and Legkov, were fighting for medals through the all matches. Definitely for us is one of the most exciting Tour-s so far. The first four contestants were through the matches separated by only 15 seconds.
The winner was decided by the final test, where the most power had Legkov, our best athletes Vylegzhanin and Northug were placed on the excellent third and fourth place.
After the fist two races New year's Tour de ski we expect a very close fight for medals in the men's racing team. The top three racers are separated by only 9 seconds. Currently leads the russian racer Maxim Vylegzanin (Alpina racing team), on the excellent third place is Norvegian Petter Northug.
In the girls's racing team currently Justyna Kowalczyk leads with a significant advantage. She is also the winner of the Tour de ski 2012. The best racer in Alpina shoes is currently German Denise Herrman. She is absolutely the biggest surprise on this year WC Tour the ski, because she achieves her best rankings so far.
Tour de ski will continue with pursuit race from Cortina to Toblach.