Source / Conférence de presse FIS

Krista Parmakoski (FIN)

"My plan for today was to start easy. But the first 1.5 km was surprisingly hard. I got maybe little bit too excited when spectators shouted my name. During the race my both my body and the skis were working great.

I raced on this same pair of skis in Planica where I got my first World Cup win. This is my winning pair of skis. I was very confident and I am very happy to win in front of the home audience."


Natalya Nepryaeva (RUS)

"I felt great today. I had very good energy. I skied two good laps. I felt much better than during the Olympic Games. I am very happy for the second place."


Marit Bjoergen (NOR)

"I am very glad to be on the podium. I’m happy with 3rd. There was nothing I could do about Krista (Parmakoski). I think it was the end of the race which got me on the podium. I was fast and I am happy about it."



Alexey Poltoranin (KAZ)

"It’s great to win again. I won in Planica before the Olympics and this is a much better feeling than last weekend’s result in the Olympic 50 km."


Alexander Bolshunov (RUS)

"I was disappointed after the Olympic 50 km and was a little bit tired but I am happy with how I skied today. Thanks for the service team for great skis. Good to get another podium for Russia."


Iivo Niskanen (FIN)

"It was an OK race for me. I have had a busy and emotional week after the gold medal in PyeongChang. I think I have not fully recovered yet. I felt my muscles were quite stiff. It was a very hard race for me.

I wanted to finish on the podium and it would have been nice to win in front of the home crowd."


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