Oestberg wins stage 7 of Ski Tour Canada
Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg of Norway put in her best distance performance of the season winning stage 7 of the Ski Tour Canada by 23 seconds over Tour leader Heidi Weng (NOR). Oestberg won the 10 km free technique interval start competition in a time of 23:30.1. With her second place finish today Weng picked up valuable bonus seconds at the finished and increased her lead in the Tour to 30 seconds over Therese Johaug who was 6th today +40.1 seconds back from Oestberg. In third was Finland's Krista Parmakoski +24.5 behind the lead. It was her second World Cup podium of the season. Parmakoski edged out Norway's Kari Oeyre Slind by just 0.1 seconds. The USA's Jessie Diggins put in another solid performance with a 5th place finish.
With the conclusion of today's competition the Ski Tour Canada sprint standings were completed. Heidi Weng took the top spot ahead of Oestberg and Maiken Caspersen Falla.
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, NOR
I never thought I would win 10 km skate. I thought that was the weakest event for me. I did not feel I was fast. It is a great day for me.
Heidi Weng, NOR
I started slowly and wanted to speed up. I got tired in the second lap. I really happy I picked up seconds on Therese and built up the lead in the Ski Tour.
Krista Parmakoski, FIN
I was little bit tired, I knew I had to start slow. I wanted to finish fast. I am excited to be on the 3rd.
OFFICIAL RESULTS - Stage 7
LADIES - 10 km free interval start
1. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad 1990 NOR 23:20.1
2. WENG Heidi 1991 NOR +23.0
3. PARMAKOSKI Krista 1990 FIN +24.5
4. SLIND Kari Oeyre 1991 NOR +24.6
5. DIGGINS Jessica 1991 USA +32.6
Complete results are available HERE.
OVERALL SKI TOUR CANADA STANDINGS
1. WENG Heidi NOR 2:06:39.6
2. JOHAUG Therese NOR +30.0
3. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad NOR +1:24.4
4. JACOBSEN Astrid Uhrenholdt NOR +1:57.4
5. DIGGINS Jessica USA +3:20.2
Complete Tour standings are available HERE.
OVERALL WORLD CUPS STANDINGS
1. JOHAUG Therese NOR 2235 pts
2. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad NOR - 184 pts
3. WENG Heidi NOR - 389 pts
Complete overall World Cup standings available HERE.
SKI TOUR CANADA SPRINT STANDINGS
1. WENG Heidi NOR 3:30
2. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad NOR 3:15
3. FALLA Maiken Caspersen NOR 3:07
Tour sprint standings available HERE.