World Cup victory number 49. UPDATED

10 December 2011 12:44
Marit Bjoergn wins in Davos 15 km Free
Marit Bjoergn wins in Davos 15 km Free -

Marit Bjoergen was competing today only against the time and clearly dominated 15 km Free Individual Start in Davos.

Marit Bjoergen increased the World Cup wins count to 49. The current Overall World Cup Leader won in 35:59.5 and edged out compatriot Vibeke Skofterud by +41.8 sec. Therese Johaug lost to the winner +42.2 sec and finished third.

Marit Bjoergen dominated the individual start race from the first intermediate point and left all the competitor behind. Vibeke Skofterud started in a slower pace but was came back in the later stage of the competition. Therese Johaug working hard right from the beginning and was fighting with Vibeke Skofterud for the second place. Skofterud made her best World Cup finish this season and edged out Johaug with a tiny margin.

Marit Bjoergen celebrates 49th victory of her career and scored third consecutive win in Davos. Last year the sensation from Norway claimed first place in 10 km Classic as well as Free technique sprint.

Marit Bjoergen NOR

I had a very good feeling today.  I kept good technique at the beginning of the race and maintained speed in the flat section. When I came to the stadium and heard I was some 26 seconds ahead I knew I everything was possible. I think I was strong from the highest point of the course down. I enjoyed the last part of the competition when I got the information I was 40 seconds in the lead.

Vibeke Skofterud NOR

Today I felt really strong from the beginning. Before the race I planned not to get too tired before the highest point of the course. I felt also strong in the downhill sections. It was a hard race today. But there's not so bid difference between 10 and 15 km. The biggest difference is that we were competing in 1700m.

Therese Johaug NOR

I'm really satisfied with my race today. I was working hard all the way. I was really close behind Vibeke in the finish but I'm happy to be third today. I'm happy Vibeke took second place.


Ladies 15 km Free Individual