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Teichmann, Kuitunen win cross-country races

Teichmann, Kuitunen win cross-country races

Axel Teichmann of Germany won a 15-kilometer cross-country race Wednesday and Virpi Kuitunen of Finland won the women's event of the fourth leg of the World Cup's annual Tour de Ski series.
Teichmann completed the classical style race in 39 minutes, 3.7 seconds, edging out Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway by 5.0 seconds. Nikolay Chebotko of Kazakhstan finished third, 10.5 seconds behind.
Dario Cologna of Switzerland was 15th in 39:35.5 and remains the tour's leader with an overall time of 1 hour, 24 minutes and 36.9 seconds.
The races are part of the third edition of the Tour de Ski. The tour includes seven races in nine days, and the overall time winner gets 400 World Cup points.
Kuitunen led a Finnish double, completing the women's 10K race in 24:45.4 to take the overall tour lead. Aino-Kaisa Saarinen was second and Norway's Marit Bjorgen third.
The tour will continue with sprint events in the Czech resort on Thursday.


Updated : 2021-08-04 14:07 GMT+08:00