OBERSTDORF / OSLO (VG) NRK reports that the International Ski Federation (FIS) now wants to move the sprint forward to avoid the worst heat in Oberstdorf. Johannes Høsflot Klæbo will not be present at the pre-slaughter.
– We can not do anything about the conditions. It must be up to who makes that decision, the conditions yesterday were completely optimal, says sprint king Johannes Høsflot Klæbo when asked by Nettavisen.
On Monday, the sprinters were loud in their criticism of the conditions, on Tuesday it was obvious that it should not spend energy on conditions they can not control.
NRK reports that the International Ski Federation (FIS) wants to move the sprint forward to avoid the worst heat in Oberstdorf, but that they must get the TV companies to do this.
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On Thursday, it is reported up to twenty degrees Celsius in the World Cup city.
– We run the gutters when they are planned. Even though I said the conditions were bad yesterday, we are also prepared, says Emil Iversen to NRK.
On Tuesday, VG tried to get in touch with Pierre Mignerey in FIS. The race director has not yet responded to our inquiries.
The Swedes, for their part, have cheered on the conditions, the lubrication manager tells Aftonbladet that it is almost like cheering.
– We will see on Thursday. We have a fantastic lubrication team that does a good job, and everyone who sits here trusts them, says Klæbo to VG about the Swedish joy.
Emil Iversen did not agree with the claim that the Swedes get an advantage from the lead.
– I do not think there is a lead that is an advantage for the Swedish team. I do not go for it, says Iversen.