Teodor Peterson shines in Moscow and claims his first World Cup win. UPDATED

02 February 2012 14:21
Teodor Peterson wins in Moscow
Teodor Peterson wins in Moscow -
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Sweden's Teodor Peterson claims victory in the free technique sprint in Moscow. Norway's Anders Gloeersen takes second place and Devon Kershaw of Canada grabs third place.

Russia's Gleb Retivykh and Nikolay Morilov were settin the pace in the early stage of the men's finals. Norway's John Kristian Dahl was well positioned in the second place but before the finishing straight the fastest qualifier Devon Kershaw launched an attack and went in front.

Teodor Petersen caught the move of the Canadian and was sprinting strong. He passed Kershaw, caught Anders Gloeersen and sprinted to his first World Cup victory in his career. Anders Gloeersen finished the second time on the podium this season whilst Devon Kershaw has his first sprint podium in this year.

Teodor Peterson is the new leader in overall sprint World Cup, 37 points ahead of Alexey Petukhov.

Teodor Peterson SWE
I had a good finish today. I wanted to stay little bit in the back. I felt very good today. I think it was a good race. The course was quite similar to other city sprints in Düsseldorf and Milano.

Anders Gloeersen NOR
In the finals I was number six all the way until the finishing straight. For a few seconds I even thought I could win but Teodor was too strong today.However,  I am  really satisfied. I like Russia.

Devon Kershaw CAN
I'm happy about the third place. I was little bit afraid I started too fast when I won the qualification. The other guy were today stronger but I am happy to finish on the podium.