Marit Bjoergen recorded her 105th individual World Cup victory with her win in the ladies’ 15 km classic mass start competition in Falun, Sweden. Bjoergen separated from the field early with her teammates Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and Heidi Weng and it was a three-way battle until the end. Oestberg took up the lead over the final kilometers but was unable to stay with Bjoergen up the final climb before entering the stadium. She crossed the line just +0.5 behind Bjoergen for second place. Weng came across in third +8.1 seconds back. Swedish skiers Stina Nilsson and Charlotte Kalla came 4th and 5th respectably.
- Bjoergen records 105th individual World Cup victory
- With bonus points on course and at the finish Oestberg gains 107 pts to Weng’s 80 points. Oestberg now trails in
- Distance overall standings to Weng by 87 pts.
- Bjoergen gains 127 pts today and now sits 4th in Distance and 6th in Overall standings having raced in only 10 of 21 competitions this season.
Marit Bjoergen NOR
It’s great to be able to win World Cups still. I knew that I felt good today and my power was good. I worked well with Ingvild today and the three of us (with Heidi) were able to break away and then it was a fight between us three. The young girls are strong so it’s feels good to be able to come out with a win.
Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg NOR
I felt really good today. I thought I could win. I didn’t ski the final climb well on the sprint course and Marit got a gap and I wasn’t able to close it. I wasn’t satisfied with yesterday’s sprint result so it’s good to be back on the podium today.
Heidi Weng NOR
I was so tired today. The others were getting a gap on the Morderbacken each lap but I was able to come back to them on the downhill. I thought Stina might catch me so I am very happy to make the podium today.
OFFICIAL RESULTS - 29 January 2017 Falun, Sweden
LADIES - 15 km classic mass start
1. BJOERGEN Marit NOR 41:28.8
2. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad NOR +0.5
3. WENG Heidi NOR +8.1
4. NILSSON Stina SWE +37.0
5. KALLA Charlotte SWE +1:01.2
Complete results are available HERE.
WORLD CUP OVERALL STANDINGS
1. Heidi Weng NOR 1531 pts
2. Krista Parmakoski FIN 1215
3. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg NOR 1199
WORLD CUP DISTANCE STANDINGS
1. Heidi Weng NOR 718 pts
2. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg NOR 631
3. Krista Parmakoski FIN 590