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
Anders Högberg became the winner of the 7th Vasaloppet China on Jan 2 2009.
-I am really happy about this victory, it means a lot to me. It was great to also be able to win a long distance race, said Anders after his victory.Before the race, the talk was mostly about if long distance specialist Fredrik Persson would defend his victory from last year or if Anders Högberg would have the power to go in the same pace.
Johan Edin, competing for Kovlands SK outside of the Swedish City Sundsvall left a strong message when Tour de Ski Chinas 3rd stage was held on the morning of New Years Eve in Changchun. –This was great! I really value this victory, said Johan after passing the finish line and all interviews for Chinese TV.
After two days of competitions in Inner Mongolia, Tour de Ski China moved on to Changchun, 800 km north of Beijing. Skiers had a long day of travelling behind
Anders Högberg, from IFK Umeå won the first stage of the ski tour which started off with a sprint competition in Inner Mongolia. There was no one who could threaten Högbergs victory in yesterday’s race.
– “I am of course very satisfied. This is a series of competitions that I really want to win, because it’s so special to compete in China”,