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Beda Klee comes in fifth overall – Amundsen wins the round – Lapierre takes victory today – Sport

Beda Klee comes in fifth overall – Amundsen wins the round – Lapierre takes victory today – Sport

  • Frenchman Jules Lapierre is fastest on Alpe Cermis and wins the Tour de Ski stage.
  • Overall victory goes to Norwegian Harald Amundsen, in the final stage running in fifth place.
  • Bida Kli finished the 10 km in eighth place and placed fifth overall.
  • In the women's race, the overall victory went to Jessie Diggins (USA), while her compatriot Sophia Lockley won the final stage.

It took Jules Lapierre (FRA) exactly 33 minutes to complete the 10 km to Alpe Cermis. In the last race, he moved away from his rival Friedrich Moch (GER) by 2.4 seconds, thus claiming victory in the final stage of this year's Tour de Ski. Behind the leading duo, another Frenchman, Hugo Lapalos, took the podium, 16 seconds behind the winner.

Norwegian Harald Ă–stberg Amundsen took the overall victory for the round. He defended his lead confidently and eventually gained a reserve of 1:19 minutes over Moch, with Lapalos a further 13 seconds behind.

Clover is strong

Bedda Kle, who had slight hopes of a podium finish in the Tour before the final stage, eventually crossed the finish line in eighth place in the final stage. The Swiss rose to fifth place in the overall standings, just over half a minute away from the podium. Klee's fifth place is absolutely fantastic. Along with Dario Cologne, only Curdin Perl has achieved a top ten finish in the Tour de Ski with a fourth place in 2011.

Cyril Wandrich, who had taken the podium the day before, was no longer able to keep up with the climb and ended up in 22nd place. In the overall standings, the Swiss central man finished in 13th place.

The victory of American women

Among women, Sophia Lockley (USA) was the first to climb the Alps of Cermis. She won the final stage ahead of Heidi Wong (Norway) and Delphine Claudel (France). The overall round winner was Jessie Diggins (USA), who placed sixth in the final stage. She eventually led by more than 30 seconds in the overall standings.

The two remaining Swiss women, Nadia Kalin and Desiree Steiner, finished 24th and 25th. In the overall standings, Steiner ranked 21st and Kalin 24th. Nadine Vandrich had already left the Tour after the races in Davos.