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Roller Skiing Worlds conclude in Croatia

Thu, Sep  6, 2007 - By FIS

The FIS Roller Skiing World Championships were held in Oroslavje (CRO) last week. 17 national teams competed over the course of four days of races.

Many of the favorites were able to hold their own: Maria Magnusson of Sweden became, as expected, the ladies’ new sprint World champion.

In the men’s pursuit race, the 2006 double Olympic champion Giorgio di Centa (ITA) left his challengers no chance and took a clear victory. In the ladies’ pursuit, Tatiana Yambaeva (RUS) was also able to significantly grow her lead established in Friday’s prologue.

In the men’s sprint Alessio Berlanda (ITA) claimed the title after beating compatriot David Bogatec by just a hundredth of a second. In Sunday’s relays, the wins went to the Swedish ladies and the Russian men. The men’s race was extremely tight as the first six teams were within 1.6 seconds.

For more results, see here.