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Sedov claims victory in Pursuit

Junior World Ski Championships

Sat, Jan  30, 2010 - By FIS

The 4 x times Junior World Champion repeated his victory from last year in the Pursuit in the challenging condition in a time of 56:54min. He finished clearly 41.3 seconds ahead of the surprising Petrica Hogiu from Roumania. On third place finished in a tight finish sprint Finn Haagen Krogh.

Sedov dominated the race like before Flugstad Oestberg in the ladies race. In the second part of the race he increased his speed and made the gap to this competitors. Hogiu, who was 8th after 10 km, cased the podium candidates and finish on an historical second place for Roumania.

The results are available here

Petr Sedov (RUS)

Conditions were extremely hard today and the race was very tough. My strategy was to go in front in the classical part and gain some seconds. I build up my pace and after change over to free technique I increased the time gap. I won my 5th medal at Junior Worlds and I am very happy about that. Now I will come back to Russia. I will have a rest for a few days and after join the national team.

Petrica Hogue (ROU)

I am very happy. I did not think I could be on podium today. I still cannot believe I claimed silver medal. I have been working very hard this year and everything paid back today. I will work now even harder and I want to be the champion next time.

Finn Haagen Krogh (NOR)

My tactic today was start slower in the classic part and than attack in free technique. We created a small group with 2-3 athletes and could rest little bit. I felt little bit tired after first 10 km. In last kilometres I felt strong. The finish was very tight but I was confident I could make it. I have not been training sprints this season but I have focused on power and speed training.