Norway took the first two spots with Astrid Jacobsen, Saturday's sprint runner-up, finishing 9 seconds in back of Bjoergen. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland was third, a place in front of another Norweigan, Vibeke Skofterud. Said Bjoergen, “I’m very satisfied with my race especially with the weather conditions as they were. But I must say it was the same for everyone.” The Norweigan star was referring to the windy, cold weather that persisted throughout the day.
Jacobsen was also pleased with her race. “Again a second place – this is great! Two podiums this weekend – I didn’t expect it at all. Our team result is also amazing, five among the top ten. Our goal is it to win the Nations Cup for the women – last year the Finn’s won and we were not happy about that.”
American Kikkan Randall placed 44th 3:22 behind Bjoergen. Randall was 16th in Saturday's sprint. Chandra Crawford of Canada was the only other North American woman. She finished 64th in the 68 woman field, over five minutes off the lead.
Contributing Sources: FIS, Fischer Skis
Skofterud on her way to 4th place (Photo Credit: Fischer Skis)