Petter Northug returns in great style

16 November 2012 14:19
Men's podium 15 km F Beitostoelen
Men's podium 15 km F Beitostoelen -

Norway's ace Petter Northug has returned in a great style in racing. The Norwegian star competed today for the first time since February 12, 2012 and powered to a superb victory.

The Norwegian national Cross-Country opening kicked off today in Beitostoelen with 15 km F. Northug dominated the competition had a very strong second half of the competition and powered to a clear victory. Frenchman Maurice Manificat came to the finish +15,7 sec off the pace. Third place went to Norway's Finn who lost on Northug +17.7 sec.

"I lost on Petter a lot of time in the last. I felt tired and I couldn't push hard enough. I hope I will recover well for next week. We will stay in Beitostoelen until Monday and than move to Gällivare to make the final preparation there," Manificat said.