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Kowalczyk, Cologna Cross-Country champions
The FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann finished last weekend with the FIS World Cup Final event in Stockholm and Falun (both SWE). In both ladies' and men's overall rankings, the winners of the World Cup trophy had already been decided before the Final. After an outstanding season, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk and Swiss Dario Cologna secured victory in the overall World Cup rankings.
Justyna Kowalczyk took her third consecutive overall World Cup title in a dominant manner and is now third in terms of most overall World Cup wins together with Marjo Matikanen-Kallstroem, behind Elena Vaelbe (5 overall victories) and Bente Skari (4 overall wins). The Polish Olympic champion started in 29 of 31 individual races and earned points in each race. In the end she won by an amazing 495 point margin over Marit Bjoergen (NOR) who, too, showed a strong performance during the entire season with 10th place as her worst result, yet she skipped the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear. Arianna Follis (ITA) took the third place in the overall ranking to conclude her career with an amazing result.
The distance World Cup trophy also went to Justyna Kowalczyk while the sprint World Cup globe was won for the third time by the Slovenian top skier Petra Majdic, who also announced her retirement after this season.
On the men's side, Dario Cologna celebrated his second overall World Cup victory after 2008/2009. The 25-year-old Swiss claimed victory 330 points ahead of last year's winner Petter Northug (NOR). Daniel Rickardsson from Sweden scored his first season podium result in third. Cologna also secured the distance World Cup trophy while the sprint World Cup went to Sweden's top sprinter Emil Joensson for the second time in a row.
In the Nations' Cup, Norway took the honors 3762 points ahead of Sweden whilst Russia finished third. Russia was close to making a historical Team Cup win on the men's side but the Norwegians delivered an amazing finish on the final weekend to claim a narrow victory. All in all, 14 different nations made it onto the Cross-Country podium this season and 9 of them even reached top spot.
For more detailed coverage visit www.fiscrosscountry.com
FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann 2010/2011 champions
Overall: Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)
Overall: Dario Cologna (SUI)
Nations Cup (ladies & men): Norway
Contributed by Sandra Spitz
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