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Cross-country skiing, Johannes Høstflot Klæbo | Åsen chastised Klæbos Byåsen – became relay champion in the NM

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Cross-country skiing, Johannes Høstflot Klæbo |  Åsen chastised Klæbos Byåsen – became relay champion in the NM

Haga had Herman Martens Meyer and Øystein Sendstad with them in Sunday’s race. Meyer and Sendstad did well there and sent Haga out 35 seconds behind the leader team Hommelvik.

That brought Haga in early and gained a solid gap at the front. Klæbo was the anchor for Byåsen and had 1.30 minutes up to Hommelvik and 55 seconds up to Åsen runner Haga.

Haga took silver in the 10 kilometers on Thursday and held off Klæbo, who brought Even Solem Michelsen and Magnus Øyaas Håbrekke on the Byåsen team.

Thus, Åsen could celebrate his first relay gold.

Fall for the defending champion

Kjelsås was the reigning Norwegian relay champion on the men’s side. The trio Håvard Moseby, David Thorvik and Edvard Sandvik secured gold for the Oslo club at Gjøvik last year.

Moseby and Sandvik had Sondre Strande Omland (16) with them this year, but could not copy last year’s triumph. Omland had a tough start with a fall in a turn shortly after the start.

– The young, young junior has had a nightmare start here… He got this task and got the worst imaginable start, said NRK commentator Jann Post.

He was 2.55 minutes behind the lead when he switched with Sandvik. The team never managed to enter the battle for a top position.

No Petter Northug

Petter Northug expressed earlier in the week that he was considering starting for Strindheim, but on Saturday it became clear that it was not going to happen. Next weekend, the Trønder will take part in the Vasaloppet, which is one of his big goals this season.

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NM part two takes place in Lillehammer 21-23. March.

Klæbo and co. will be in action in the World Cup in Finnish Lahti next weekend. Then there are races in Oslo and Drammen before the season ends in Falun on the weekend of 15-17. March.

(©NTB)

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