After five exciting stages at three locations in northern China, Swedish skiers Emil Johansson and Lisa Svensson have crowned themselves as this year's China Tour de Ski champions in Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia. Both athletes kept their nearest rivals in check during the ski sprint, and Johansson even took his third stage win.
After his brother Emil won the ski sprints in Yanji and Changchun, Lukas Johansson took his top prize in the 5km distance race in Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia. This was no novelty, as Lukas Johansson had won before in this traditional leg of the China Tour de Ski.
Petr Novak from the Czech Republic and local hero Ma Qinghua are the winners of the 2016 Vasaloppet China race over 50km in Changchun's Jingyuetan Park. The 3rd stage of this year's China Tour de Ski was run in sunny conditions and relatively mild temperatures of minus 8.
Jingyue's Deer Valley in Changchun played host for the second stage of the 2016 China Tour de Ski, and saw Emil Johansson take his second consecutive stage win in the 1.2km ski sprint. In the women's Lisa Svensson claimed victory, putting herself back in contention for the overall.
Sweden's Emil Johansson is the third skier in his family to win a stage in China Tour de Ski. On new year's day in Yanji, Jilin Province, Johansson sprinted faster than Czech Daniel Maka, while China's Qu Ying won the women's sprint in a tight sprint.
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