German skiers dominated today's 15km World Cup classic race in Kuusamo, Finland. Tobias Angerer, who has probably one of the five strongest upper bodies on the World Cup, put it to good use today and squeeked out a 2 second victory, while his teammate Jens Filbrich grabbed third ahead of a great classic effort by skating expert Vincent Vittoz of France.
The race also showed that the Norwegian sprinters' recent distance success was no fluke. Norwegian sprinter Jens Arne Svartedal grabbed another surprising 2nd place in a distance world cup, just as he did recently in Beitostolen. Eldar Roenning and Tor Arne Hetland, also sprint specialists, impressively took 7th and 9th in a strong field of distance skiers.