Cross-Country: FIS World Cup Finals in Falun this weekend to decide 4 of 6 crystal globes
The fate of four of the six crystal globes will be decided during the upcoming FIS Cross-Country World Cup finals presented by Viessmann in Falun (SWE) from 16th-18th March 2018.
The overall crystal globe for both the ladies' and the men's are up for grabs. Although Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) and Heidi Weng (NOR) both have solid leads, there are 200 bonus points available for winning the Falun mini-tour. Along with the 150 competitionpoints witheach of the three days having 50 points for win, there are 350 points still available in the overall FIS World Cup standings.
Switzerland's Dario Cologna and Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby both trail Klaebo by less than 250 points. On the ladies' side Weng's teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg is behind by 153 and American Jessica Diggins who has podiumed in her last two events is 260 adrift.
In the distance standings, the globe has been decided in the ladies' competition with Weng claiming her second consecutive distance title. With only 100 points still remaining she leads Oestberg by 104 points. On the men's side Cologna is ahead of Sundby and Maurice Manificat (FRA) by less than 100 points and this globe won't be decided until competition ends Sunday.
With the sprint globe it's all but decided in the ladies' classification with Maiken Caspersen Falla 48 points ahead of Stina Nilsson (SWE) with only 50 points left up for grabs. On the men's side, Klaebo claimed his second consecutive sprint globe after his victory in Drammen (NOR) last week.
OVERALL GLOBE - 350 points still available
1. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo NOR 1338
2. Dario Cologna SUI 1114 (-224)
3. Martin Johnsrud Sundby NOR 1104 (-234)
1. Heidi Weng NOR 1424
2. Ingvild Flugsad Oestberg NOR 1271 (-153)
3. Jessica Diggins USA 1164 (-260)
DISTANCE GLOBE - 100 points still available
1. Dario Cologna SUI 642
2. Martin Johnsrud Sundby NOR 612 (-30)
3. Maurice Manificat FRA 579 (-63)
LADIES - Decided 1. Heidi Weng NOR
SPRINT GLOBE - 50 points still available
MEN - Decided 1. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo NOR
1. Maiken Caspersen Falla NOR 543
2. Stina Nilsson SWE 495 (-48)
Full FIS World Cup standings can be found here.