Norwegian women and German men win the relay in Gaellivare

FasterSkierNovember 19, 2006

VIESSMANN FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Gaellivare (SWE), Relay, 19th of November 2006


Marit Bjoergen (NOR): “ I felt good today, better than yesterday and the skies were amazing. Before that race our team was the favourite and I'm happy now that we could realize it. For us, one of the important person in the race was Hilde. We are happy that she is back.”

Claudia Kuenzel (GER): ” My race was quite better than yesterday. I need every year some races to get into the rhythm. The Norwegians were today again a own class. I skied together with Aino Kaisa Saarinen but she felt down and so it was easy for me to finish second. Today we had a quite new starting order in our team and also for the first time Kathrin Zeller started in the first team. But I think personally this experiment was successful”.

Aino Kaisa Saarinen (FIN): ” It was a pity for us that I felt down. Otherwise our team had a chance to fight for the second place. But beside this the whole team is happy to reach a podium place.”

Franz Goehring (GER): ” It was a perfect race for me today. My skies were wonderful and I felt very good during the whole race. Our team result shows that we are all in good shape and we hope we will be that the whole season.”

Tobias Angerer (GER): “Yesterday I crashed and had not so much luck. Today everything was good and my shape is great in the moment. I'm happy that we all had a good race especially our youngster Franz Goehring.”
Vassili Rotchev (RUS): ” We had all a good race. First we had a little bit problems with the wax but we are such strong guys that we had manage also this problem. With Legkov we had also a new athlete in our team and we are satisfied about his power in the today's race. For him it was the first podium place.”

Milan Sp erl (CZE): “It's the first podium place for our Czech team in my career. We all are very satisfied. This evening we will celebrate it also a little bit. Now we are looking forward to the Tour de Ski and the World Championships in Sapporo. The Tour de Ski is in my opinion a very good kind of race.

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