Magnus Krog wins first Norges Cup competition
With a competition on Midstubakken, the Norges Cup kicked off in Oslo this weekend and Magnus Krog has claimed the first win. The 26-year-old finished the 10 km roller ski race at Holmenkollen 16 seconds ahead of his national teammates Jørgen Graabak and Mikko Kokslien (+0:22). Jan Schmid, Gudmund Storlien and Truls Sønstehagen Johansen claimed ranks four till six.
After the ski jumping part, things had been looking pretty well for youngster Jørgen Graabak who had the longest jump by far with 105 metres (128,5 p.), compared to Kokslien who ranked second with 99 metres and 123 points. At this intermediate point of the competition, Magnus Krog only ranked sixth with a try of 96 metres and a total of 115,5 points.
For the roller-ski race, this meant a 22 second advantage for Graabak on Kokslien and 30 seconds on Jarl Magnus Riiber who claimed the third rank after the jumping part. With a record time of 17:27 in a very strong roller ski race, Magnus Krog made up a total of 52 seconds time disadvantage on Graabak who in turn managed to hold the usually strong skier Kokslien at bay. With 18:29, Kokslien set the second fastest time on the track but was not strong enough to hold onto Graabak and Krog in the end who claimed their secure first and second spots in the final ranking.
The next Norges Cup competition will be on tomorrow with the jumping part on Midstubakken starting at 9 o'clock local time, a running competition taking place at Sognsvann will replace the roller ski race at 12:30.
Result list ski jumping
Final result list