python said:happy new year too !
the long story short, legkov lost another 20 + seconds to sundby today and imo almost certain to lose the overall, spared some miracle.
poltoranin is a man and half ! (i think THATs how his surname is translated.)
marit exit is surprising. ironically, justyna, i hear decided to enter the last race up the mountain
good race today.
Northug said everything went as he thought: Legkov would go for all the bonification and then have nothing left in the end. Sunby actually managed it better, being able to take time off Legkov at the end.
Legkov has improved in classic. 2 years ago one could have counted on him bonking in classic due to his lack of technique and tactical sense. Now it's only the lack of tactical sense holding him back.
But nothing is decided yet, a bad day, bad skies or sickness could change everything.
Poltaranin followed the right tactics in order to win: Don't go for the bonus seconds.
There is an amateur race up the hill before the race. Justyna is apparently entering that.