Sweden landed on top of the podium in both men's and ladies' sprints in Oberhof. Hanna Erikson and Calle Halfvarsson were the winners of the 1.5 km free technique sprint. For both, it is their first World Cup victories. Marit Bjørgen (NOR) remains the Tour leader, as does Alex Harvey (CAN).
Day two of the 8th edition of the Tour de Ski will feature the 1.5 km free technique sprint. There are 30 bonus seconds up for grabs for the winners.
Norway's Marit Bjørgen edged her teammate Astrid Jacobsen by just +1.9 seconds to win the ladies' 3 km prologue in Oberhof, Germany. Sylwia Jaskowiec of Poland recorded her first ever podium result in third place, +7.0 back from Bjørgen's winning time of 6:34.4.
Pre-competition facts for the opening prologue stage of the 8th edition of the FIS Viessmann Tour de Ski presented by Craft. Justyna Kowalczyk will not start today's stage and as a result not participate in this year's Tour.
With only two days left until the start of the 8th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski the Organizing Committee of Oberhof (GER) is working hard to prepare the course in difficult weather conditions
With only 16 days left until the start of the 8th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear, preparations at all Tour venues are in full swing