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Svensson outsprints Jansson and wins China Tour de Ski

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After her majestic triumph in yesterday's distance race, Lisa Svensson did not lose control in the Nalati ski sprint today and crowned herself as the 2013 China Tour de Ski champion. Julia Jansson courageously took the fight to Svensson until the closing metres of the sprint final, but had to settle for second. Long-time Tour leader Frida Hallqvist was already eliminated in the quarterfinal.

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Adam Johansson defeats ill-stricken Kusti Kittilae

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Adam Johansson is set to win his second China Tour de Ski tomorrow as he won today's dramatic distance race in Nalati and disaster struck for Kusti Kittilae. Plagued by fever since yesterday's rest day, Kittilae did all he could to defend his overall lead but ultimately sunk to his knees and requires a miracle in the ski sprint tomorrow to outpoint Johansson.

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Fantastic victory for Lisa Svensson

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Lisa Svensson staged a formidable coup in the sixth stage of the China Tour de Ski in Nalati, as she overtook the suprisingly strong Evelina Bangman in the final corner of the 2.5km distance race this afternoon. Svensson calculated the tricky 180 degree bend to perfection and left Bangman standing in the final dash to the line. What's more, Svensson takes over the lead in the overall classification as Frida Hallqvist had a complete off-day (11th) and Julia Jansson could not do better than 6th.

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Showdown in Nalati

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The magnificent snow-covered grassland of Nalati is the scene of the final big showdown in this year's China Tour de Ski. Local authorities and Nordic Ways are thrilled to crown the overall winners in the Kazakh minority region in Xinjiang, and have gone out of their way to make this inaugural event an unforgettable experience.

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Johansson and Jansson grab second stage win

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Things are seriously heating up in this year's China Tour de Ski as Adam Johansson and Julia Jansson made up quite some ground in the overall classification today. Both Johansson and Jansson took their second stage victories during the 1.2km ski sprint at the Tianshan Tianchi International Ski Resort in Xinjiang.

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CTDS: Kittilae rules the men, a tie in the women's

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The 2013 China Tour de Ski is halfway and after four stages we have a clear leader in the men's competition and a very close battle in the women's. Nothing has been concluded yet, and we can look forward to some more great skiing in Xinjiang for the rest of the week.

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Kittilae beats Thoresson by a tenth of a second!

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After a difficult ski sprint in Xiwuqi, Kusti Kittilae returned to the top podium step in the 5km distance race in Tianshan Tianchi International Ski Resort this afternoon. In a photo finish the leader in the China Tour de Ski classification beat Jonathan Thoresson by 0.1 seconds with Adam Johansson taking third. Julia Jansson became the fourth winner in as many stages in the women's competition.

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