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Northug, Kowalczyk win prologue races

Northug, Kowalczyk win prologue races

World champion Petter Northug Jr. of Norway won the 4-kilometer freestyle prologue event of the cross-country Tour de Ski competition on Thursday.
Northug Jr. covered the distance in seven minutes, 58.3 seconds to beat last season's tour winner Dario Cologna of Switzerland by seven-tenths of a second. Maurice Manificat of France was third. The three men also lead the World Cup standings in the same order.
Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland began her defense of the tour title by winning the 3.1-kilometer women's prologue in 7:03.7.


Updated : 2021-03-09 13:11 GMT+08:00