Jens Arne Svartedal has launched Petter Northug (20) as one of his toughest competitors to win the overall World Cup. (See Svartedal: World Cup more important than medal at Worlds) Northug doesn’t believe that he is capable of the overall victory this season.
Jens Arne Svartedal isn’t the only one that predicts a good season for first year senior Petter Northug of Norway this season. The bookmakers are also counting on Northug as being one of the skiers on top of the overall World Cup list. Bookmaker Unibet has Northug in second place overall. (see Angerer And BjÃ¶rgen Favorites To Win The World Cup)