One could certainly flirt with a Swiss podium on the penultimate stage of the Tour de Ski. But surprisingly, it was not the in-form Beda Klee, but 24-year-old Cyril Vandrych, who would end up on the podium. Eigenthaler finished the 15 km mass start race in third place, his first World Cup podium finish.
So, Fähndrich had difficulty finding words at the finish line in Val di Fiemme: “I don't know what to say. I just had great skis. The decisive scene happened shortly before the finish. Fähndrich dared to attack and was the first to reach the field. On On the home line, the Norwegian Erik Valnes and the Swedish Lucerne driver William Buruma passed.
The last time a Swiss man reached the podium at a World Cup was runner Jannik Ripley in Livigno a year ago. Klee showed a strong race and came in 14th place. In the overall standings, Harald Östberg Amundsen continues to lead ahead of his compatriot Valnes. Klee continues to rank very well before the final climb to Alpe Cermis. And in sixth place, only 9 seconds away from the podium. However, his direct rivals for the podium are classified as stronger climbers.
SRF 2, Sports Life, January 6, 2023, 3:25pm; game/sda
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