Men's 15km Classic: Preview
Men's 15km classic will be raced on Sunday in Lahti.
Last year's winner here in Lahti: Iivo Niskanen will be one of the favorites again. The Finn won recently gold on men's 50km classic in PyeongChang. Does he still have something to give to crowd filled with high exceptations.
Norway's Johannes Høsflot Klæbo fell to bronze on yesterdays sprint. He surely doesn't want to repeat that mistake and is aiming for the gold yet again. Team Norway's excellent team also includes likes of Emil Iverson and Martin Johnsrud Sundby.
Alexander Bolshunov and Andrey Larkov from Russia will be notable contenders if they can race with their full capacity. You also can't forget Team Sweden's Daniel Rickardsson.
Team Finland sends likes of Matti Heikkinen, Lari Lehtonen, Anssi Pentsinen and Ville Nousiainen with Niskanen on todays race.
Teksti: Matias Koivuranta/Laajasalon opisto
Kuva: Venla Vainio/Laajasalon opisto