VIESSMANN FIS World Cup Cross-Country in Canmore (Canada), Men 30 km Classical Mass Start, 17.12.2005

FasterSkierDecember 18, 2005

Third World Cup victory for Angerer

Tobias Angerer was the fastest races of the 30 km mass start race in Canmore. The German skier finished in a quite tight race 0,5 seconds ahead of 33-years-old Frode Estil from Norway. Angerer's team mate Jens Filbrich took the third position 2,0 seconds behind the winner.

For the man in the yellow bib, Tobias Angerer, it was a successful trip to Canada. In four races he won 2 times (Pursuit in Vernon and 30 km C MS in Canmore) and was one time third (15 km F, Canmore). In the World Cup Angerer is still leading before Tor Arne Hetland (Norway) and Vincent Vittoz (France). Hetland and Vittoz didn't take part on this mass start race. The Norwegian man has a little sore throat. Vittoz has problems with his back.

Spectators: 4.000

Weather: sunny

Temperature: -14 °C

Snow Condition: Hard packed snow

Quotes of the top three athletes:

Tobias Angerer : “It was hard and tough race because the temperatures today were so low and the tracks heavy. My goal today was to get up with the top five or six skiers and near the end of the race move up into first or second, and in the end my plan went perfectly. We have one third of the season over, and now I want to hold onto the yellow bib as long as I can, but it is not my big goal. I will do everything I can to have a good Olympics. Tomorrow I will not compete, I will go home and will take part at the German National Sprint Championships.”

Frode Estil: “I'm not very surprised about my race. I'm in a good shape now. I hoped to be fighting for victory and I think I set the pace on some tough hills. But I was actually not tough enough. I tried to sprint on the last uphill but that weapon didn't work today.”

Jens Filbrich: “It was a great race for the Germans and I have good feelings about today's race. I had good skis and will say “Thank you” to my technicians for making my ski fast and grip on the course. I'm going home now to and will then take part in Nove Mesto.”



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