There was a double swedish victory today when Adam Johansson and Therese Svensson became the overall winners of Tour de Ski China.
Swedish skier Adam Johansson claimed the total victory in Tour de Ski China 2009-10 on the men’s side. Having won the sprint of the 2nd Stage and taking a 3rd position in the first, Adam could afford to be placed 26th in today’s Vasaloppet and still become the overall winner ahead of countryman Gustav Hall who was the only
foreigner in top 10 in Vasaloppet China 50km. 3rd in the total standings came Kjetil Dammen Hagvedt, NOR and 4thcame last years overall winner Anders Hogberg.
Therese Svensson, also from Sweden took home the women’s tour. Therese made a great performance in her 3rd time in China, being 2nd on both the first and second day in Xiwuqi, after today’s 3rd placement in Vasaloppet China; she claimed the overall victory just ahead of Hanna Seppas SWE. Therese and Hanna’s total scores were both 180, but since Therese’s overall placements were somewhat better than Hanna’s, she got to earn an extra 20.000 RMB for the Tour victory. 3rd after Svensson and Seppas were then Chinese Guo Liping and Zhang Zheng.
Not being able to participate in the third Stage of Vasaloppet China, Xiwuqi sprint winner Anna Simberg could not claim a 4th placement in the overall tour that would have been hers.
Click HERE to see the overall results of Tour de Ski China 2009-10