Press conference comments:
Neumannova (of the Czech Republic) won by 21 seconds and was surprised that Marit Bjorgen didn’t challenge her victory and said that this proves that Bjorgen isn’t a machine.
Neumannova showed that she is getting in shape and crushed the competition today. She was most surprised that Bjorgen wasn’t better than fourth.
– I had expected that she would win, but she isn’t a machine. I still feel that she appears incredibly strong, said Neumannova. She didn’t dare to believe that she had won before the last starting Bjorgen had crossed the finish line a little more than thirty seconds too late.