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Lukas Bauer, Marit Bjorgen win 2nd Tour de Ski races

Lukas Bauer, Marit Bjorgen win 2nd Tour de Ski races

Lukas Bauer and Marit Bjorgen won the men's and women's second leg of the Tour de Ski on Saturday.
Bauer, who also won the first race on Friday, completed the 15-kilometer men's freestyle pursuit in 34 minutes, 53.5 seconds, with Marcus Hellner moving up from his 17th-place starting position to finish second in 35.40.5. Anders Sodergren was third, 47.9 seconds behind.
Bauer stretched his overall lead in the tour to 47 seconds, ahead of Hellner and Sodergren.
This is the second edition of the Tour de Ski, after its inauguration last year. The tour includes eight races in 10 days, and the overall time winner gets 400 World Cup points.
The winner of each race also gets another 50 points, on the condition that they complete all races of the demanding tour.
Bjorgen, who was fourth after Friday's first leg, covered the women's 10-kilometer freestyle pursuit in 26:17.2 to win and take the overall lead.
Charlotte Kalla was second, 0.2 second behind, moving up from seventh, while Justyna Kowalczyk remained in third, 7.2 seconds back.
Virpi Kuitunen, the defending tour champion who won the first leg, dropped to fourth, 15.0 seconds behind.
The tour continues Sunday with men's and women's sprint races in the Czech capital, Prague.


Updated : 2021-05-07 10:06 GMT+08:00