Russian skier Natalya Nepryaeva won the overall standings of the Tour de Ski multi-day race.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the final, sixth stage of the race took place – a 10 km freestyle mass start. In this race, Nepryaeva showed the fourth result, behind the leader of the Norwegian Heidi Veng by 32.3 seconds.
Note that this result did not prevent the Russian woman from maintaining the lead in the overall standings.
“I was very worried before the race, because it was difficult for me to assess my strength in grief. Because that year not everything worked out on it. I’m glad that I was able to pull myself together and endure the leaders, not losing sight of their backs. I am very pleased with myself. in this race, very happy.
The crisis came when the mountain came. True, a very difficult race, the hardest of the season. To be honest, I didn’t quite understand who is who, but I heard that the coaches were standing all over the mountain. I kept (lagging behind the leaders) for about 15-20 seconds, I tried not to lose sight of my backs. Just go and control. The last few meters went on autopilot simply. Victory is cool , ”Nepryaeva said after the race.
Nepryaeva became the first Russian skier to win the race. Until now, the best result for Russia among women was the second place.
The ski multi-day event takes place in Lenzerheide, German Oberstdorf and Italian Val di Fiemme. It will run until January 4th. Last season, the winners of the Tour de Ski were Russian Alexander Bolshunov and US representative Jesse Diggins.
Cross-country skiing, “Tour de Ski”
1. Natalia Nepryaeva (Russia) – 1: 59.38.5
2. Ebba Andersson (Sweden) – 46.7
3. Heidi Weng (Norway) – 1.07.7
4. Krista Permäkoski (Finland) – 1.48.6
5. Kerttu Niskanen (Finland) – 1.52.0
6.Tatiana Sorina (Russia) – 2.24.7
7. Teresa Stadlober (Austria) – 2.35.5
8. Jesse Diggins (USA) – 3.15.8
9. Katarina Hennig (Germany) – 3.21.3
10. Tyril Weng (Norway) – 3.38.6 …
25. Anastasia Rygalina (Russia) – 7.46.8 …
28. Ekaterina Smirnova (Russia) – 8.22.8 …
33. Lilia Vasilieva (Russia) – 9.17.8 …
40. Khristina Matsokina (Russia) – 12.27.0 …