The third day of the competition brought the competition back to Tehvandi Sports Center, where today the women started in the 10 km classic race and the men competed in the 15 km classic race. A total of 64 athletes were on the start list today, 41 of whom participated in the men's and men's junior competitions and 23 in the women's and women's juniors.
The competitions were very even and today everything from the athletes was left on the track! The differences in the women's competition were insanely small, but the places were divided and the triple victory was in the women's competition in Estonia! Johanna Udras proved once again that she is the strongest of women and is worthy of the first place. Thus, the first place and the gold medal in today's 10 km classic race belonged to him. Second place Aveli Uustalu and third place Hanna-Brita Kaasik. In the women's junior competition, the German Merle Richter made a strong race today and earned the first place. Estonian Eva-Maria Saar took second place and third place in today's classic race Anni Jalakas.
The men competed in the 15 km classic race. Norwegian Eirik Mysen took the victory before second placed Martin Himma from Estonia and third placed Patrick Fossum Kristoffersen from Norway. Latvian male Lauris Kaparkalejs showed the best 15 km driving time in today's men's junior competition. Estonian Hendrik Peterson is in second place and Lithuanian athlete Edvinas Simonutis is traveling third. All results can be viewed HERE and picture galleries wait HERE .