Russian skiers Maxim Vylegzhanin and Alexander Legkov won gold and silver in the pursuit race "Tour de Ski" in Oberhof, Germany.
On Sunday in Oberhof, Germany on stage race "Tour de Ski", held as part of the World Cup ski races were held on men’s and women’s pursuit.
Men Russia presented Maxim Vylegzhani, Alexander lungs, Ilya CHernousov, Sergey Turishev, Dmitry Yaparov, Immortal Alexander, Andrew Larkov, Constantine Glavatskih and Artem Zhmurko.
Start List pursuit was made on the results of Saturday’s prologue freestyle. Thus, in the first race went Norwegian Petter Northug, slid behind him on the track Swede Marcus Helner, the third in the "battle" took Russian lungs. In a short time on the course formed the leading group of seven people, which followed and three Russians — light, Vilegzhanin and CHernousov.
Most of the race contenders were positional struggle, and the most active among them was easy from time to time attempted to break away from the competition, but the latter were on the alert.
However, a kilometer before the finish Legkov again tried to pull away, visibly vzventiv pace. This attempt was successful — the band broke up, and after passenger confidently rolled Vilegzhanin. The separation was increasing rapidly, and in front is still going only Russians. At the finish, they fought hard for the victory by doing this, to the delight of fans, especially among themselves.
As a result, Vilegzhanin only on the results of the photo finish ahead of cars, and the third, after 6.4 seconds, finished Norwegian Petter Northug.
In addition, the top ten were two other Russian masters cross-country skiing — CHernousov come to finish sixth, and Turishev — ninth. And the first time was twenty two other local skiers — Dmitry Yaparov (17) and Alexander Immortals (20). In general, the performance was glorious.
Vilegzhanin to this success, became a leader of the overall standings "Tour de Ski". "Felt a lot of energy today. It was nice to roll in front of a passenger and Chernousov — sends word Vylegzhanina official website of the International Ski Federation. — But it was not a planned decision, we had no team orders. In the final range of easily added, but I did not let him go.
And to finish the spurt I just left a little more energy. It’s great to take the lead of the overall standings "Tour de Ski".