Friday’s downtown Sandnes race was 7.8 kilometer for women and 11.7 for men. Marit Bjrgen won the women’s race in an event that included several sprint laps where the three skiers at the tail-end of each lap were pulled from the race.
Fun and spectator friendly were some of the comments. Ã˜ystein Pettersen won the men’s race.
Pettersen and Marit Bjrgen also won Saturday’s sprint races
Marit Bjrgen won both the semifinal and the finale in Saturday’s sprint race with a good margin ahead of Astrid Urenholdt Jacobsen. Ella Gjmle was third.
Ã˜ystein Pettersen dominated the men’s sprint race and won ahead of the surprise of the day, junior skier Sindre Wiig-Nordby. Hans Petter Lykkja was third.
The conditions were difficult during Saturday’s sprint with lots of rain and wet blacktop. Pettersen lost a pole tip in the finish sprint but was able to hold on for the victory.