Ida Ingemarsdotter takes Sweden I to victory in Milano's team sprint free. UPDATED
Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter celebrates double in Milano as she takes Sweden I (Brodin, Ingemarsdotter) to victory in Milano sprint free.
Ida Ingemarsdotter made a decisive move in the last lap of the last leg. She went in the lead, opened up a gap and only Kikkan Randall and Chandra Crawford could follow.
Ingemarsdotter showed once again her strength that had led her yesterday to victory and did not give her contenders a chance as she crossed the finish line with a comfortable gap.
Kikkan Randall and Chandra Crawford were fighting hard in the finishing straight for second place. Kikkan Randall produced yet again a superb performance having put team USA I back in business after a crash of her teammate Jessica Diggins before te exchange. Randall showed why she has been wearing the red jersey and with the final kick of her right boot she stole second place from attacking Chandra Crawford of Canada.
The Canadian team with Perianne Jones and Chandra Crawford celebrate third place.
Hanna Brodin SWE
"It was just an incredible race. I felt strong all the way and Ida was amazing. I tried to stay in front in my parts of the races and could made it mostly and then on the last leg Ida pushed hard for the victory. It was great here in Milan."
Kikkan Randall USA
"In the third exchange Jessica fell but I was not nervous, I know all can happened in team sprint - we had some bad luck in other team sprints before. I push hard to get back into the race, it cost some extra energy but I made it and I am happy to be on the podium with Jessica and also with our friends from Canada. We had together with the Canadians a training camp in summer and pushed each other to a high level."
Chandra Crawford CAN
"I am lucky to be a part of the North American team. It is really nice to be on the podium together with them, we have a lot of fun together. The course here was flat and fast - I like it - and also the people here in Milan are enthusiastic and cheered for everybody."