Tour de Ski: Rickardsson, Kowalczyk win day six


Sweden’s Daniel Rickarsson and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk won the sixth stage of the FIS Tour de Ski today (Jan .7) in Cortina/Toblach, Italy. 

Rickardsson finished the 10 km individual start race in 23:14.5, 1.7 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic’s Lukas Bauer in second. Bauer held the lead until the last few meters when Rickardsson overtook him. Tour leader, Norway’s Petter Northug finished third, 6.2 seconds behind Rickardsson.

Bauer and Rickardsson were out front the whole race as Northug kept up in third. Fourth-place finisher, German Axel Teichmann threatened at times as he increased his speed throughout the race but didn’t have enough to challenge for the win.

“I am very happy about my race today. It is my first victory on the World Cup level so it is amazing,” said Rickardsson. “My tactic was to race fast in the first lap and maintain speed in the second one as well. The next race on Saturday is in classic technique too so I could be in a good shape there as well. The final climb is very tough so we will see.”

Canadian Devon Kershaw had a heartbreaking day. He was in the top ten until the 7km mark when he broke his binding and finished 37th. Teammate Alex Harvey came up big with a ninth-place finish, followed by Ivan Babikov in 18th.

No Americans competed in today’s races.

Northug held his lead in the overall rankings and is now 20.1 seconds ahead of Swede Markus Hellner (5th today) in second. Teichmann is in third, followed by last season’s tour winner Switzerland’s Dario Cologna in fourth.

“I am very satisfied with today’s race,” said Northug. “I started from behind so I had a good overview. In the middle of the race I was feeling a bit tired but then it was better.”

The women were tested on a 5km classic course as tour leader, Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk took the win 11.6 seconds ahead of Finn Aino Kaisa Saarinen in second. Slovenia’s Petra Majdic who finished third today, stands in second in the overall standings. 

Former tour leader, Italian Arianna Follis, finished sixth today pushing her to third overall.

Sara Renner once again led the Canadian team in 19th place.

The Tour de Ski is an eight-stage event that crosses three countries over ten days. The overall winner gets 400 World Cup points and 150,000 Swiss francs (147,000 dollars). Competition continues Saturday as competition shifts to Val di Fiemme, Italy for the last two legs of the tour.

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Men’s results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Nation Total Time
1 49 3500015 RICKARDSSON Daniel SWE 23:14.5
2 48 1217350 BAUER Lukas CZE 23:16.2
3 62 3420239 NORTHUG Petter jr. NOR 23:20.7
4 57 1221327 TEICHMANN Axel GER 23:27.9
5 60 3500139 HELLNER Marcus SWE 23:40.0
6 58 3180053 HEIKKINEN Matti FIN 23:43.1
7 47 1067291 DI CENTA Giorgio ITA 23:46.1
8 61 3510023 COLOGNA Dario SUI 23:50.0
9 42 3100110 HARVEY Alex CAN 23:56.9
10 52 1221036 FILBRICH Jens GER 24:00.9
11 51 1101047 SOMMERFELDT Rene GER 24:02.4
12 27 3480081 SHIRIAEV Sergey RUS 24:04.2
13 38 1100077 VITTOZ Vincent FRA 24:05.5
14 32 3420228 JOHNSRUD SUNDBY Martin NOR 24:05.6
15 59 1345875 GAILLARD Jean Marc FRA 24:07.8
16 39 1139459 PILLER COTTRER Pietro ITA 24:08.3
17 45 3190111 MANIFICAT Maurice FRA 24:10.3
18 54 3100190 BABIKOV Ivan CAN 24:12.2
19 23 1297957 MORIGGL Thomas ITA 24:13.7
20 22 1344711 JAUHOJAERVI Sami FIN 24:14.1
21 36 3290016 CLARA Roland ITA 24:14.6
22 15 3390034 KARP Algo EST 24:16.0
23 40 3480314 CHERNOUSOV Ilia RUS 24:16.5
24 43 3180054 NOUSIAINEN Ville FIN 24:16.7
25 11 3480669 SHAKIRZIANOV Raul RUS 24:17.5
26 14 3150069 JAKS Martin CZE 24:18.0
27 12 3480015 ALYPOV Ivan RUS 24:18.6
28 25 3050025 HIRNER Manuel AUT 24:19.3
29 30 1298054 PASINI Fabio ITA 24:19.9
30 31 3420199 OESTENSEN Simen NOR 24:21.5
31 24 3660023 IVANOU Aliaksei BLR 24:23.7
32 17 3670006 CHEREPANOV Sergey KAZ 24:25.5
33 44 1175058 KOUKAL Martin CZE 24:25.9
34 41 3480317 TURYCHEV Sergey RUS 24:27.7
35 20 1277393 LEYBYUK Roman UKR 24:27.8
36 34 3290007 HOFER David ITA 24:28.0
37 46 3100006 KERSHAW Devon CAN 24:28.2
38 50 1223849 CHECCHI Valerio ITA 24:31.6
39 55 3420023 GJERDALEN Tord Asle NOR 24:32.6
40 1 3190070 MIRANDA Cyril FRA 24:40.0
41 28 3670022 VELICHKO Yevgeniy KAZ 24:42.1
42 8 1223558 FRASNELLI Loris ITA 24:42.9
43 19 3480023 KUZNETSOV Alexander RUS 24:47.2
44 29 1324729 GREY George CAN 24:49.7
45 21 1175155 MAGAL Jiri CZE 24:52.8
46 56 1362947 PERL Curdin SUI 24:53.2
47 26 3190029 DUVILLARD Robin FRA 24:53.9
48 53 3200015 REICHELT Tom GER 24:55.3
49 7 3670005 KOSCHEVOY Yevgeniy KAZ 24:58.0
50 18 3660013 LASUTKIN Alexander BLR 25:03.4
51 6 1286608 PERRILLAT Christophe FRA 25:05.5
52 37 3670000 CHEBOTKO Nikolay KAZ 25:08.8
53 16 1177580 JONNIER Emmanuel FRA 25:11.9
54 10 1320849 GOLOVKO Andrey KAZ 25:16.2
55 3 3670020 OSIPOV Aleksandr KAZ 25:25.7
56 13 1344129 SPERL Milan CZE 25:26.5
57 4 3660002 PARCHEUSKI Mikalai BLR 26:04.7
58 2 1291070 THOR OLSEN Jonas DAN 26:28.5
Did not start
33 1178162 ANGERER Tobias GER
35 3480007 PANKRATOV Nikolay RUS
9 3420280 ELIASSEN Petter NOR
Did not finish
5 3660029 KARNEYENKA Leanid BLR

Women’s Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Nation Total Time
1 53 3435001 KOWALCZYK Justyna POL 12:37.6
2 52 1255665 SAARINEN Aino- Kaisa FIN 12:49.2
3 54 1276714 MAJDIC Petra SLO 12:52.4
4 47 3425003 STEIRA Kristin Stoermer NOR 13:03.2
5 46 1305426 SKOFTERUD Vibeke W NOR 13:04.7
6 55 1138877 FOLLIS Arianna ITA 13:04.9
7 50 1367021 SIDKO Alena RUS 13:06.5
8 43 3485195 TCHEKALEVA Yulia RUS 13:07.2
9 42 3425349 KRISTOFFERSEN Marthe NOR 13:13.0
10 39 1247226 ZELLER Katrin GER 13:14.5
11 35 1255471 MURANEN Pirjo FIN 13:16.7
12 20 3505260 PAJALA Magdalena SWE 13:18.3
13 30 3505013 JOHANSSON NORGREN Britta SWE 13:18.6
14 51 1222200 LONGA Marianna ITA 13:19.4
15 49 1255374 ROPONEN Riitta-Liisa FIN 13:19.8
16 41 3185004 SARASOJA Riikka FIN 13:22.0
17 36 3485030 SCHUCHKINA Olga RUS 13:23.1
18 48 1088922 SAVIALOVA Olga RUS 13:23.9
19 33 1128886 RENNER Sara CAN 13:25.2
20 34 3485013 NOVIKOVA Valentina RUS 13:26.1
21 22 3505069 LINDBORG Sara SWE 13:30.5
22 16 1182042 MALAHOVA-SHISHKINA Svetlana KAZ 13:32.4
23 45 1250524 GENUIN Magda ITA 13:34.1
24 38 3055066 SMUTNA Katerina AUT 13:35.1
25 40 1142563 SHEVCHENKO Valentina UKR 13:38.6
26 23 1174670 RAJDLOVA Kamila CZE 13:39.2
27 10 3485170 ILJINA Natalja RUS 13:43.1
28 21 1099204 LAURENT PHILIPPOT Karine FRA 13:44.1
29 28 1319976 KOLOMINA Elena KAZ 13:45.5
30 29 3425301 JOHAUG Therese NOR 13:47.0
31 19 1289227 SANNIKOVA Alena BLR 13:48.2
32 32 1207165 MEDVEDEVA Evgenia RUS 13:49.0
33 25 3665001 VASILJONOK Olga BLR 13:50.9
34 15 3155008 JANECKOVA Ivana CZE 13:51.3
35 11 3505497 LARSEN Lisa SWE 13:52.5
36 31 1005017 VALBUSA Sabina ITA 13:55.9
37 26 3295000 BROCARD Elisa ITA 13:56.8
38 24 3565002 FABJAN Vesna SLO 13:57.9
39 3 3665028 DUBAREZAVA Nastassia BLR 13:59.1
40 12 3195126 BOURGEOIS Celia FRA 14:00.4
41 27 3155041 NYVLTOVA Eva CZE 14:01.0
42 9 1345390 VINA Emilie FRA 14:01.5
43 4 1194555 NESTERENKO Lada UKR 14:02.2
44 7 3675018 MATROSSOVA Marina KAZ 14:02.3
45 1 3675007 ROSHINA Tatjana KAZ 14:02.9
46 17 1101920 CONFORTOLA WYATT Antonella ITA 14:06.8
47 14 1181848 JATSKAJA Oxana KAZ 14:08.7
48 18 3295015 RUPIL Silvia ITA 14:16.0
49 2 3195010 HUGUE Coraline FRA 14:18.9
50 8 1316193 JAKIMCHUK Vita UKR 14:20.0
51 5 1345293 STORTI Cecile FRA 14:23.1
52 13 3195059 BARTHELEMY Laure FRA 14:26.5
Did not start
44 1322110 ROTCHEVA Olga RUS
37 3425183 JACOBSEN Astrid Uhrenholdt NOR
6 3665014 RUDAKOVA Ekaterina BLR

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