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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Preview: Sprint festival coming in Dresden

It’s a sprinter’s weekend for the Cross Country World Cup in Dresden (GER), with a men’s and women’s 1.6 km Freestyle event on Saturday and a team event on Sunday.

There have been four Sprints held so far this season:

Men:
24 November: 1. Alexander Bolshunov (RUS) ~ 2. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR)
30 November: 1. Federico Pellegrino (ITA) ~ 2. Evil Iversen (NOR)
15 December: 1. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) ~ 2. Federico Pellegrino (ITA)
29 December: 1. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) ~ 2. Richard Jouve (FRA)
01 January: 1. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) ~ 2. Federico Pellegrino (ITA)

Women:
24 November: 1. Yulia Belorukova (RUS) ~ 2. Maja Dahlqvist (SWE)
30 November: 1. Jonna Sundling (SWE) ~ 2. Stina Nilsson (SWE)
15 December: 1. Stina Nilsson (SWE) ~ 2. Sophie Caldwell (USA)
29 December: 1. Stina Nilsson (SWE) ~ 2. Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE)
01 January: 1. Stina Nilsson (SWE) ~ 2. Sophie Caldwell (USA)

In the World Cup Sprint standings, Klaebo leads Pellegrino, 304-237 after five events in the men’s events, and Nilsson – the 2018 Olympic champ – leads Belorukova (189) and Caldwell (169) in the women’s division.

Klaebo and Pellgrino were 1-2 in the 2017-18 Sprint standings and Nilsson finished second to Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla, 573-495., with Caldwell third (396).

Last year in Dresden, Pellegrino beat Klaebo and Lucas Chanavat (FRA) in the men’s race, and Hanna Falk won the women’s race over Dahlqvist and Caldwell.

Look for results here.

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