(Quebec City, Canada) - Marit Bjoergen of Norway continued her unbeaten streak in classic technique distance races this season. She won the stage two mass start 10 km classic by just 0.6 seconds over her teammate Heidi Weng. In third place was Finland's Krista Parmakoski who overcame an early crash in the competition and finished just +2.8 second behind Weng.
Weng now leads the mini-tour by just 1.0 seconds ahead of Bjoergen heading into tomorrow's final stage and final competition of the season. Ingvild Flugstag Oestberg of Norway currently sits in 3rd +28.8 back and ahead of 4 other ladies all within 21 seconds. Parmakoski will head out 6th tomorrow 46 seconds after Weng and will be chasing Oestberg as they are battling for final positions in the Overall World Cup and Distance standings.
Marit Bjoergen (NOR)
I had to work quite early because I was not so well placed after the sprint. It was nice to get another win. It’s just 1 second between me and Heidi. It will be a big battle.
Heidi Weng (NOR)
I felt very good today. Especially in the double pole sections. It was a great race. I like the snow conditions here.
Krista Parmakoski (FIN)
I fell today after the start and I had to fight hard to ski back to the leading group. I am fighting for the overall podium.
Ladies 10 km classic
1. BJOERGEN Marit 1980 NOR 24:23.6
2. WENG Heidi 1991 NOR +0.6
3. PARMAKOSKI Krista 1990 FIN +2.9
4. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad 1990 NOR +7.8
5. FESSEL Nicole 1983 GER +18.6
Mini Tour Standings
1. WENG Heidi NOR 26:44.4
2. BJOERGEN Marit NOR +1.0
3. OESTBERG Ingvild Flugstad NOR +28.8
4. FALLA Maiken Caspersen NOR +31.9
5. INGEMARSDOTTER Ida SWE +44.2