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Nordic World Ski Championships: cross-country mass start in the live ticker - will German surprise succeed?

2021-03-06T08:10:47.036Z

The Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf are entering their final phase. On Saturday and Sunday there are mass starts for cross-country skiers: inside over 30 and 50 km. The live ticker.



The Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf are entering their final phase.

On Saturday and Sunday there are mass starts for cross-country skiers: inside over 30 and 50 km.

The live ticker.

Oberstdorf - At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf *, Germany's cross-country skiers did not go according to plan at all.

The German team is still without a medal.

Even if the hopes for precious metal were very low in their own country even before the start of the world championships - in previous competitions the DSV * athletes have mostly lagged behind their capabilities.

Nordic World Ski Championships: cross-country mass start for women and men in the live ticker

Will there be any improvement in the final long distance races this weekend?

The chances of this are rather moderate, because the Germans are blatant outsiders on Saturday (30 kilometers / women) and Sunday (50 kilometers / men).

In the duel between the two contemporary cross-country skiing stars, Germany's cross-country ski specialists were only supporting actors in the relay race on Friday. * The Norwegian Johannes Kläbo and Alexander Bolschunow from Russia fought


as the final runners in the World Cup relay over 4x10 kilometers in a thrilling battle for gold, the Kläbo short decided for himself before the goal.

Nordic World Ski Championships: cross-country mass start for women and men in the live ticker

Over the past 20 years, this race has always been won by a Norwegian quartet at world championships.

Germany only finished seventh in heavy snowstorms in Oberstdorf on Friday.

Bronze went to the French, who cheered exuberantly in the finish area.

Jonas Dobler, Janosch Brugger, Lucas Bögl and Friedrich Moch were 2: 37.9 minutes behind the winners.

“We are definitely disappointed,” said Bögl.

“We wanted to run for third place.” Team boss Peter Schlickenrieder's team was almost a minute and a half away from bronze.

"As soon as it got really tough, it was as tough as chewing gum today," said Brugger, disappointedly about his performance.

It just doesn't work out for him in the Allgäu: he lost a ski in the team sprint and was eliminated in the semifinals.

“That's the way to go afterwards,” said the 23-year-old with reference to his relay race.

On the final lap, Kläbo and Bolschunow ran their own race at the front with the showdown on the last climb.

(kh / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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