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.
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.
Sjur Roethe (NOR), fourth place.
Kevin Sandau (CAN), 70th place.
Chris Andre Jespersen (NOR), eighth place.
Ales Razym (CZE), 33rd place.
Emil Joensson (SWE) had a fast first lap but then finished 38th.
Lukas Bauer (CZE), 19th place.
Adrien Backschneider (FRA), 34th place.
Pal Golberg (NOR), who later dropped out, leading Devon Kershaw (CAN), 32nd place.
Andrew Musgrave (GBR), 69th place.
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.
Graeme Killick (CAN), 41st place.
Jean Marc Gaillard (FRA), 13th place.
Dario Cologna (SUI) double-poling to third place.
Lukas Bauer (CZE), 19th place, and Thomas Bing (GER), 30th place.
Sami Jauhojaervi (FIN), sixth place.
Akira Lenting of Japan placed 37th.
Sergey Turyshev (RUS) 35th place.
Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS), ninth place.
Dario Cologna (SUI) getting a podium on home turf.
Iivo Niskanen (FIN), 26th place, leading Yevgeniy Velichko (KAZ), 47th place.
Ilia Chernousov (RUS), 51st place.
Jonas Baumann (SUI), 39th place.
Iivo Niskanen (FIN) is the leader of the Helvetia U23 points series.
Andy Kuehne and Jonas Dobler, both of Germany, placed 45th and 31st, respectively.
Petter Northug (NOR) double-poling his way to tenth place.
Erik Bjornsen (USA), 47th place.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR), first place, leading 48th-place Erik Bjornsen of USA.
Calle Halfvarsson (SWE), seventh place on skate skis.
Marcus Hellner (SWE) has had a rough start to the season and finished 29th.
Getting ready for the men’s race with other media.
Eldar Roenning (NOR), 18th place.
Matti Heikkinen (FIN), 13th place.
Daniel Richardsson (SWE), fifth place.
Lars Nelson (SWE), 24th place.
Nikas Dyrhaug (NOR), 16th place.
Alexander Bessmyrtnykh (RUS), 21st place, and Hannes Dotzler (GER), 28th place.
Alex Harvey (CAN, 17th place) double-poling over the top of a hill.
Ville Nousiainen (FIN), 12th place.
Reese Hanneman (bib 77) in the 15 k classic in Davos.