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Slow season start for Polish cross-country skiers in Finland

30.11.2020 07:00
Polish cross-country skiers made a slow start to the new World Cup season, finishing far behind the winners in the Ruka Triple event in Finland on Sunday.
Athletes in action during the mens 15km pursuit freestyle race at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Ruka, Finland, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.
Athletes in action during the men's 15km pursuit freestyle race at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Ruka, Finland, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Photo: PAP/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT

The fastest Pole, Dominik Bury, finished a distant 51st, 3 minutes, 36.9 seconds behind Norway’s Johannes Klaebo, who won the men’s three-stage season opener in Ruka, Finland.

Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov was second and another Norwegian, Emil Iversen, was third.

Meanwhile, the fastest Polish woman, Weronika Kaleta, placed 55th among 65 finishers, 5 minutes, 44.8 seconds behind the winner, Therese Johaug of Norway.

Russia’s Tatiana Sorina was second and Sweden’s Ebba Andersson was third.

In some brighter news for fans back home, Poland’s highest-ranked female cross-country skier, Monika Skinder, finished 16th in the sprint classic event on Friday, posting her career-best World Cup result.

Skinder, a 19-year-old native of the eastern Polish town of Tomaszów Lubelski, finished 47th in the 10km classic race on Saturday. She skipped Sunday’s pursuit race and did not complete the three-stage season opener.

Polish cross-country skier Monika Skinder, a native of the eastern town of Tomaszów Lubelski. Polish cross-country skier Monika Skinder, a 19-year-old native of the eastern town of Tomaszów Lubelski. Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot

The women’s Ruka Triple consisted of a 1.4km sprint classic event on Friday, a 10km interval-start classic race on Saturday, and Sunday’s 10km pursuit freestyle race.

Former Czech star skier Lukáš Bauer last year took over as head coach of the Polish men’s national cross-country skiing team.

Lukáš Bauer. Lukáš Bauer. Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot

Meanwhile, the women's team is now coached by Slovak Martin Bajčičák, a five-time winter Olympian who earlier this year replaced Aleksander Wierietielny, the man behind the successful career of Poland's cross-country ski legend Justyna Kowalczyk.

Martin Bajčičák (right), head coach of the Polish women’s national cross-country skiing team, and the team's previous coach, Aleksander Wierietielny (left). Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot Martin Bajčičák (right), head coach of the Polish women’s national cross-country skiing team, with the team's previous coach, Aleksander Wierietielny (left). Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot

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Source: Eurosport, TVP Sport, PAP