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Stina Nilsson of Sweden during the women’s 10 k pursuit in Quebec. (Photo: Peggy Hung)

FIS World Cup Finals Québec Women’s 10 k Freestyle Pursuit

Day three in Québec City brought sunny skies and fast tracks. The first starter on the day for the 10 k freestyle pursuit, Sweden’s Stina Nilsson, took the win and with it the Québec City overall.

Nilsson began with a 33.2 second lead over Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Østberg in second and a 49.4 second lead on third starter Therese Johaug, also of Norway. Nilsson won in a time of 23:55.1 with the chasing Johaug and Østberg running out of real estate on the Plains of Abraham. 

Chasers in third and second, Norway’s Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (yellow bib) and Therese Johaug during the women’s 10 k pursuit in Quebec. (Photo: Peggy Hung)

For the U.S., Sadie Bjornsen placed 11th (+1:45.4), Jessie Diggins moved up to 14th (+1:53.6). Canada’s Emily Nishikawa began as the 37th skier and placed 31st (+3:53.9).

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