Update: After a late doping conviction against the Tour de Ski 2014-15 winner Martin Johnsrud Sundby, the total victory goes to Petter Northug. The top three are thus:
1. Petter Northug, NOR
2. Evgeniy Below, RUS
3. Calle Halfvarsson, SWE
Tour de Ski is over for this time and we have witnessed Norwegian dominance at the top of both the men’s and women’s competitions.
Marit Björgen superior winner
Marit Björgen had won almost anything, including Olympics and World Cup’s before the competition, but never the Tour de Ski. This year she had deliberately sharpened her shape for the tour and won by far a total of 1 minute and 39 seconds ahead of second placed Therese Johaug in the final climb up the downhill slope . Third was Heidi Weng and in fourth place came Ragnhild Haga. Norwegian skiers in place 1-4!
Sundby won before Northug
Petter Northug led the tour before the day’s climb in slalom but was soon passed by countryman Martin Johnsrud Sundby which consequently won the Tour de Ski for the second year in a row. Northug finished second followed by Russian Yevgeny Bekov who passed the Swede Calle Halfvarsson the last mile. Dario Cologna placed fifth.