Tour de Ski: Bjoergen, Eigenmann win openers


Marit Bjoergen of Norway and Christoph Eigenmann of Switzerland won the first races Sunday at the new Tour de Ski.

MUNICH, Germany — Marit Bjoergen of Norway and Christoph Eigenmann of Switzerland won the first races Sunday at the new Tour de Ski.
    The overall time winner at the six-race cross-country event will get 400 World Cup points.  
    Eigenmann finished the 1.2-kilometer freestyle race in 2 minutes, 04.9 seconds to edge Canada's Devon Kershaw by 1.4 seconds. Roddy Darragon of France was 2.6 back in third.
    Bjoergen won the women's 0.8 kilometer freestyle race in 1:35.1. Italy's Arianna Follis was second and Canada's Chandra Crawford third, both finishing 1.1 seconds behind.
    The event was held in Munich's 70,000-seat Olympic Stadium.


World Cup cross-country results
MUNICH. Germany — Results Sunday from a World Cup cross-country ski meet and the first of the six-race Tour de Ski:

Men sprint 1.2 km
1. Christoph Eigenmann, Switzerland, 2 minutes. 04.9 seconds.
2. Devon Kershaw, Canada, 1.4 seconds back.
3. Roddy Darragon, France, 02.6.
4. Thobias Fredriksson, Sweden, 20.2.
5. Petter Northug, Norway, 1:07.3.
6. Oystein Pettersen, Norway, 1:39.7.
7. Simen Östensen, Norway, 2:07.8.

Tour de Ski standings (after 1 of 6 events)
1. Christoph Eigenmann, Switzerland, 30.3 seconds.
2. Devon Kershaw, Canada, 44.0.
3. Roddy Darragon, France, 53.7.
4. Thobias Fredriksso, Sweden, 55.9.
5. Oystein Pettersen, Norway, 57.1.
6. Simen Ostensen, Norway, 58.8.
7. Petter Northug, Norway, 59.1.<

Women sprint 0.8 km
1. Marit Bjoergen, Norway, 1:35.1.
2. Arianna Follis, Italy, 1.1.
3. Chandra Crawford, Canada, 1.1.
4. Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, Finland, 1.2.
5. Petra Majdic, Slovenia, 1.5.
6. Virpi Kuitunen, Finland, 1.9.
7. Pirjo Manninen, Finland, 1:35.9.<

Tour de Ski standings (after 1 of 6 events)
1. Marit Bjoergen, Norway, 41.9.
2. Arianna Follis, Italy, 51.8.
3. Chandra Crawford, Canada, 1:02.1.
4. Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, Finland, 1:06.2.
5. Virpi Kuitunen, Finland, 1:07.6.
6. Petra Majdic, Slovenia, 1:07.8.
7. Britta Norgren, Sweden, 1:10.6.

 

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