Sundby wins 30 km free in Davos

10 December 2016 16:21
Sundby wins in Davos
Sundby wins in Davos -
NordicFocus

Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway notched his second victory in 30 km free technique in Davos, Switzerland.  Sundby previously won the same event in 2015.  He joins his countryman Petter Northug Jr with two victories at the 30 km distance.  Only Bjorn Daehlie, Torgny Mogren, Vladimir Smirnov and Gunde Svan have more with 3 victories each.  

In second place was Norway's Anders Gloeersen was second today +13.7 behind Sundby's winning timing of 1:07:31.6. Gloeersen improved on his previous best results in the same event from 2015 where he was 3rd.  Finland's Matti Heikkinen rounded out the podium after a blistering final 5 km to take third +25.7 back of Sundby.  

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ATHLETE QUOTES

Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR)
Matti and I did a good race together. On his last lap he had a great speed to the stadium and we got some seconds on Anders. It is always difficult to find the right pace here in Davos. There is always something happening in the race. I love to ski in Davos. I am very happy for the win.

Ander Gloeersen (NOR)
On my second lap I skied with Maurice and I almost died. I was not feeling great at that time. I lost some seconds there. I tried to calm down and get rid of the lactate. I wanted to go fast on the flats and little bit slower in the uphills. My last lap was not so bad. I am very happy for second place

Matti Heikkinen (FIN)
My tactic was to start fast. I knew Martin would catch me. When we skied together it was a good cooperation. I saved some energy for the last lap where I attacked.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

MEN - 30 km F interval start 

1. SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud 1984 NOR 1:07:31.6
2. GLOEERSEN Anders 1986 NOR +13.7
3. HEIKKINEN Matti 1983 FIN +25.7
4. SVEEN Simen Andreas 1988 NOR +36.3
5. LEGKOV Alexander 1983 RUS +48.4

Complete results are available HERE. 

Overall World Cup Standings

1. SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud NOR 450 pts
2. HALFVARSSON Calle SWE 316
3. KLAEBO Johannes Hoesflot NOR 304
4. HEIKKINEN Matti FIN 289 3180053
5. IVERSEN Emil NOR 281

Overall World Cup standings are available HERE

Distance World Cup Standings

1. SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud NOR 240 pts
2. HEIKKINEN Matti FIN 169
3. IVERSEN Emil NOR 133
4. NISKANEN Iivo FIN 130
5. KROGH Finn Haagen NOR 110

Overall distance standings are available HERE.