SWEDEN’S EARLY XC FITNESS TEST RESULTS
The snow conditions in Bruksvallarna were not great as there was no natural snow, all man made. This was the first race where most of the National team members competed this fall. Marcus Hellner did not compete, but the rest of Sweden’s best were there. In todays 15 freestyle race a biathlete beat all of the XC team members, but the first three were all within six seconds. Kalla was totally dominant in yesterdays 6K classic race and in today’s 10K freestyle winning yesterday by 37 seconds and today by 52 seconds. The men and women look like they have very solid relay teams, as with the exception of Kalla they were very close, with just a few seconds separating the top four finishers. Lars Nelson, the hero from Sochi, who came out of his binding near the start of the relay and was over 100 meters behind the pack, but still managed to hand off to Daniel Rikardsson in first place, had a very good race.