I think at worst everyone else catches up to them in terms of wax. I don’t think they’ll have slower skis all of a sudden, perhaps if a front moves in and brings some snow and warmer temperatures. It’s actually warmer than it was for the first couple races. That may actually help the Norwegians going forward, but none of their women have a chance in the 30km, apart from Johaug. Their men will fare better, but they need Klæbo to be in good form in both relays.So in theory their waxing advantage should be less and less as it goes on. Which is a shame. Enjoying them being super competitive.
Looking at Norway, in 2 or 3 years when Johaug and Weng presumabky start to decline, they really have nothing coming through at all.
It's a far cry from 6 or 7 years ago when Norway 1, 2 , 3 and 4 were finishing in the top 6 (IIRC) In a relay.