DAVOS, Switzerland— Martin Sundby of Norway reclaimed his World Cup points lead in Davos, Switzerland as he
dominated the 15 k classic. While it originally looked as if home-country favorite, Dario Cologna would win on skate skis, the Olympic champion eventually ended his day in third. Canada’s Alex Harvey was the top North American after finishing in 17th position. He said the result was one of his best-ever distance races at altitude.
Here are some photos from the action.
Graeme Killick (CAN), 41st place.
Marcus Hellner (SWE) has had a rough start to the season and finished 29th.
Andrew Musgrave (GBR), 69th place.
Ales Razym (CZE), 33rd place.
Getting ready for the men’s race with other media.
Lukas Bauer (CZE), 19th place, and Thomas Bing (GER), 30th place.
Eldar Roenning (NOR), 18th place.
Akira Lenting of Japan placed 37th.
Nikas Dyrhaug (NOR), 16th place.
Reese Hanneman (bib 77) in the 15 k classic in Davos.
Matti Heikkinen (FIN), 13th place.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR), first place, leading 48th-place Erik Bjornsen of USA.
Petter Northug (NOR) double-poling his way to tenth place.
Sergey Turyshev (RUS) 35th place.
Dario Cologna (SUI) double-poling to third place.
Emil Joensson (SWE) had a fast first lap but then finished 38th.
Jonas Baumann (SUI), 39th place.
Ville Nousiainen (FIN), 12th place.
Erik Bjornsen (USA), 47th place.
Chris Andre Jespersen (NOR), eighth place.
Jean Marc Gaillard (FRA), 13th place.
Dario Cologna (SUI) getting a podium on home turf.
Daniel Richardsson (SWE), fifth place.
Calle Halfvarsson (SWE), seventh place on skate skis.
Sjur Roethe (NOR), fourth place.
Alex Harvey (CAN, 17th place) double-poling over the top of a hill.
Kevin Sandau (CAN), 70th place.
Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS), ninth place.
Adrien Backschneider (FRA), 34th place.
Pal Golberg (NOR), who later dropped out, leading Devon Kershaw (CAN), 32nd place.
Sami Jauhojaervi (FIN), sixth place.
Iivo Niskanen (FIN) is the leader of the Helvetia U23 points series.
Lukas Bauer (CZE), 19th place.
Marcus Hellner – here finishing 29th in the World Cup 15 k classic in Davos, Switzerland, in December – has struggled this season. But he eked out a win at National Championships in the skiathlon.
Iivo Niskanen (FIN), 26th place, leading Yevgeniy Velichko (KAZ), 47th place.
Andy Kuehne and Jonas Dobler, both of Germany, placed 45th and 31st, respectively.
Didrik Tønseth of Norway in December 2014 during the 15-kilometer classic pursuit in Davos, Switzerland. Tønseth was moved to first after his Norwegian teammate, Martin Johnsrud Sundby was disqualified for doping violations.
Ilia Chernousov (RUS), 51st place.
Lars Nelson (SWE), 24th place.
Alexander Bessmyrtnykh (RUS), 21st place, and Hannes Dotzler (GER), 28th place.