As for the races.
The womens race looked as expected. Not the best skiis for the Norwegians, but not the worst either. Impressive race by Wiken, and I'm happy to see Haag is beginning to find her form. Johaug and Weng have not been sparkling as I had hoped this tour. They were following the Marit pre tour program, and that might not be what's best for them. Steira has been following a different program, and seems to have found a good shape.
Hmm, things to think about later I guess.
Tomorrow I don't see anyone threatening Justyna unless her technique up the hill is even worse than her skating technique looks this year.
One interesting among the many interesting things to watch is the Johaug vs Steira climb. I see Steira catching Johaug on the flat before the climb. With Johaug not sparkling, while Steira looks to be in great shape, that looks like an open competition.
For the mens races I'm a sad Panda.
The Norwegian skiis seemed not too bad. But Northug seemed totally out of it regarding glide. It could be he was so tired today that he couldn't even double poll to gain the usual speed. I'm thinking a combination of Northug having a real bad day, the Norwegian waxers not being in top shape, and Northug totally blundering when he chose the skis.
Tomorrow anything can happen in theory, but I see a Legkov vs Cologna duel. And we might finally see how fast Dario is up the final climb.
I go to cry now.
Norway still not managing to win the Tour de ski is.....