Results, Ski Tour Canada 2016

In this post we follow the results of the last competitions of the FIS Ski World Cup 2016: Ski Tour Canada. See also, schedule for Ski Tour Canada. The post is updated continuously.

Results, Ski Tour Canada 2016

Date, location, distance, discipline/style

F = free style C = classic M = men W = women

Total standings after the decisive 10 km pursuit/C W & 15 km pursuit/C M

Men:

1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, NOR
2. Sergei Ustiugov, RUS +57,7
3. Petter Northug Jr, NOR +1.53
4. Maurice Manificat, FRA +2.18
5. Alex Harvey, CAN +2.54

Best Swede: 10. Marcus Hellner +6:01

Comment: Sundby and Northug quickly began to chase Ustiugov. After a while, they caught him. However, where Northug got tired, Sundby just kept going and showed us why he is the world’s greatest skier in the 2015-16 season. This year, he won his third straight World Cup, including Tour de Ski and Ski Tour Canada. Impressive!

Women:

1. Therese Johaug, NOR
2. Heidi Weng, NOR +1.08
3. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, NOR +2.13
4. Krista Pärmäkoski, FIN +2.56
5. Jessica Diggins, USA +3.09

Bästa svenska: 12. Charlote Kalla +7.13

Comment: Like Sundby, Johaug was behind before the last event. Like Sundby, she chased her opponent, and passed her. Johaug secured the Norwegian dominance in nordic skiing, winning the World Cup, Tour de Ski and Ski Tour Canada.

Men:

1. Sergei Ustiugov, RUS
2. Petter Northug Jr, NOR  +32:3
3. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, NOR +39:6

Women:

1. Heidi Weng, NOR
2. Therese Johaug, NOR +30:0s
3. Ingvild Östberg Flugstad, NOR +1:24:4

11 March: Lake Louise, 10 km/F W & 20 km/F M

Men:
1. Matti Heikinen, FIN
2. Evgeniy Below, RUS
3. Marcus Hellner, SWE

Women:
1. Ingvild Östberg Flugstad, NOR
2. Heidi Weng, NOR
3. Krista Parmakoski, FIN

Comment: In Sweden, we happily watched Marcus Hellner finally getting a place on the podium after a troubled season. In his favourite distance, 15 km freestyle, he came out strong and did an excellent race. Hellner is back and we look forward following him in the 2016-17 season. Also, since the World Championships 2017 are held in Finland, we are sure that our neighbours are happy with two podium places today.

9 March: Canmore, 15 km Skiathlon W & 30 km Skiathlon M

Men:
1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, NOR
2. Sergei Ustiugov, RYS
3. Matti Heikinnen, FIN

Women:
1. Heidi Weng, NOR
2. Therese Johaug, NOR
3. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, NOR

Comment: Another smart victory by Weng over Johaug. They followed each other the entire race but Weng was once again the faster skier at the end. In the men’s competition, Sundby was the most tactical skier of the day. He collected a total of 43 bonus seconds in relation to the tour leader Ustiugov during the race. We are looking forward to two exciting deciding competitions in the 2016 Tour de Canada!

8 March: Canmore, sprint/C W/M

Men:
1. Federico Pellegrini, ITA
2. Eirik Brandsdal, NOR
3. Maurice Manificat, FRA

Women:
1. Maiken Falla Caspersen, NOR
2. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, NOR
3. Ingvild Östberg Flugstad, NOR

Comment: The classic sprint introduced an interesting concept with two heavy passages up the same hill and down a steep turn. Norwegian skiers Heidi Weng and Therese Johaug fell on the icy turn in their quarterfinals. Still, at the end of the day, we had three Norwegian skiers on the podium. Sadly, Swedish sprint expert Stina Nilsson did not take part because of illness. Charlotte Kalla fell in the semifinal. In the men’s competition, sprint expert Pellegrini from Italy won the final. However, the smartest skier of the night might have been Norway’s bad boy, Petter Northug, who did not go for a placement in the final. He just relaxed during the two laps in the final, saving his strength for the upcoming distance races.

5 March: Quebec City, 10 km pursuit/F W & 15 km pursuit/F M

Men:
1. Sergei Ustiugov, RUS
2. Petter Northug Jr, NOR
3. Emil Iversen, NOR

Women:
1. Heidi Weng, NOR
2. Therese Johaug, NOR
3. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, NOR

Comment: Advantage Ustiugov in the first pursuit event. Norwegian skiers Northug and Iversen made a brave attempt in catching up but failed. In the women’s competition, Weng placed herself behind Johaug the entire race and passed her before the finish line with an impressive sprint. Johaug held a furious phase the entire race but failed to shake of her Norwegian colleague.

4 March: Quebec City, sprint/F W/M

Men:
1. Gros Baptiste, FRA
2. Alex Harvey, CAN
3. Sergei Ustiugov, RUS

Women:
1. Stina Nilsson, SWE
2. Maiken Caspersen Falla, NOR
3. Heidi Weng, NOR

Comment: Another excellent performance by Nilsson who finished first after crushing Falla in the last 100 meters. In the men’s competition, Canadian skier Alex Harvey showed what he was made of. Baptiste from French almost have the home town advantage here in Quebec, French Canada.

2 March: Montreal, 13 km mass start/C W & 22 km mass start/C M

Men:
1. Emil Iversen, NOR
2. Petter Northug Jr, NOR
3. Sergei Ustiugov, RUS

Women:
1. Therese Johaug, NOR
2. Heidi Weng, NOR
3. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, NOR

Comment: The tables like we are used to see them: plenty of Norwegians! Russia’s Ustiugov shows good shape.

1 March: Gatineau, sprint/F W/M

Men:
1. Sergei Ustiugov, RUS
2. Richard Jouve, FRA
3. Simeon Hamilton, USA

Women:
1. Maiken Caspersen Falla, NOR
2. Stina Nilsson, SWE
3. Jessica Diggins, USA

Comment: A good start on the tour with two North American and one French skier at the top. Also, Sweden’s young star Stina Nilsson made a solid performance, as usual.

See also, the tour’s official homepage: http://skitourcanada.com/en/races/

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