Kalla and Halfvarsson win Swedish opener in Bruksvallarna - Updated
Charlotte Kalla and Calle Halfvarsson have both their respective Swedish opening competitions in Bruksvallarna, SWE. Kalla was far and away the best winning by over 37 seconds in the 5 km classic. The men's 10 km classic podium was much closer with all three being separated by less than 8 seconds.
In the ladies competition Kalla stopped the clock in a time of 13:16.5 a full 37 seconds ahead of second place finisher Sofia Bleckur +37.4. In third was Ida Ingemarsdotter +42.0 seconds back from the lead.
In the men's competition Halfvarsson completed the 10 km classic course for the win in a time of 24:01.7. Just 6.5 seconds behind for second place was Daniel Richardsson and behind him by just 0.1 seconds was Jimmie Johnsson with a time of 24:08.3.
Tomorrow's events will be the 10 km F for the ladies and 15 km F for the men.
1. KALLA Charlotte SWE 13:16.5
2. BLECKUR Sofia SWE 13:53.9
3. INGEMARSDOTTER Ida SWE 13:58.5
4. JOHANSSON NORGREN Britta SWE 13:59.6
5. ERIKSON Hanna SWE 14:02.2
Complete results are available HERE.
1. HALFVARSSON Calle SWE 24:01.7
2. RICHARDSSON Daniel SWE 24:08.2
3. JOHNSSON Jimmie SWE 24:08.3
4. NELSON Lars SWE 24:17.2
5. GAILLARD Jean Marc FRA 24:19.0
Complete results are available