I dont think it was a crazy hard opening, she is usually faster than Andersson. But maybe she started strong in the first uphil and faded already when she passed the intermediate check. She wont do the sprint which she planned from the beginning.To me it looked like Karlsson did one of those races where she just starts to fast. The German men looked less impressive, I expected more from Moch, but he probably prefers a harder course than this one.
Recently Jan Thomas Jenssen went on a bit of a rant against the Federation because they insist on selecting guys like Iversen who underperform instead of skiers like him and others who finish clearly ahead of him in the domestic races.
Yeah I read Jensens comments. It’s impossible to select a Norwegian team and people will always complain. There’s also the geographic components with Oslo, Trondheim and the North and then it’s national team, regional team, private team and ski classics team. Found it strange Iversens was selected today since he was so bad in the puirsuit last week.