Super Dario wins 4th Tour de Ski
(Alpe Cermis, Italy) Dario Cologna of Switzerland has won his 4th Tour de Ski title. He now joins Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk as the only 4 time winners of the Tour. Cologna won in impressive fashion with a 1:26 margin ahead of Norway's Martin Sundby in second place. Sundby moved up from 6th in the standings at the start of the stage to 2nd and in doing so recorded the Fastest Time of the Day.
Cologna began the final 9 km point to point stage with a 1:14 lead over Alexey Poltoranin of Kazakhstan. Poltoranin fought hard but in the end slipped to 4th overall with Canada's Alex Harvey taking the 3rd spot. Another first time North American podium result in the 12 year history of the Tour de Ski.
TOUR DE SKI FINAL STANDINGS
1. COLOGNA Dario 1986 SUI 28:52.1
2. SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud 1984 NOR +1:26.5
3. HARVEY Alex 1988 CAN +1:30.6
4. POLTORANIN Alexey 1987 KAZ +1:41.7
5. HOLUND Hans Christer 1989 NOR +2:17.8
FASTEST OF THE DAY
1. SUNDBY Martin Johnsrud 1984 NOR 28:36.4
2. MANIFICAT Maurice 1986 FRA +12.8
3. SPITSOV Denis 1996 RUS +14.3
4. COLOGNA Dario 1986 SUI +15.7
5. HOLUND Hans Christer 1989 NOR +20.6