Sundby extends Tour lead on Stage 3

03 January 2016 12:11
Mens stage 3 podium in Lenzerheide
Mens stage 3 podium in Lenzerheide -
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Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby has extended his lead in the 10th FIS Tour de Ski after the stage 3 competition in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.  Sundby began the 10 km free technique pursuit event with a 1:18 minute lead over his teammate Petter Northug Jr.  At the finish Sundby extended his lead over second place Northug to 1:25.2 heading into the first rest day of the Tour.  With the fastest time of the day Finn Hagen Krogh, also of Norway moved his way into third place in the overall 1:50.2 behind Sundby.  A photo finish decided third place between Russia's Sergey Ustiugov and Krogh.

The Tour will now travel to Oberstdorf, Germany and after a rest day stages 4 & 5 will begin featuring two classic competitions, a sprint and 10/15 km mass start.  

 

ATHLETE QUOTES

Martin Johnsrud Sundby, NOR
It was really hard today. I am ready for a rest day. I knew I was being chased. I am happy I could gain some more seconds.

Petter Northug Jr., NOR
It was a hard 30 km yesterday and I could still feel it today. I tried to speed in the last lap to gain some seconds back. I have to rest now well and get ready for the next stages.

Finn Hågen Krogh, NOR
I was really disappointed yesterday. I felt very good but I had a fall and lost contact with the leading group. I used the negative energy from yesterday and pushed hard today. I am really to be 3rd today.

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS - 10 km Pursuit F 

1. SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud 1984 NOR 21:44.7
2. NORTHUG Petter Jr. 1986 NOR +1:25.2
3. KROGH Finn Haagen 1990 NOR +1:50.2
4. USTIUGOV Sergey 1992 RUS +1:50.2
5. ROETHE Sjur 1988 NOR +1:52.9

Complete results are available HERE

FASTEST of the DAY

1. KROGH Finn Haagen NOR 21:20.0
2. LEGKOV Alexander RUS +8.5
3. COLOGNA Dario SUI +9.2
4. HOLUND Hans Christer NOR +11.1
5. ROETHE Sjur NOR +11.9

Complete results for Fastest of the Day are available HERE.