Swedish ski star Ebba Andersson was disappointed on the opening day of the Tour de Ski.
Swedish Eppa Anderson One of the favorites to win the Tour de Ski, but Saturday's free sprint saw him benched.
Anderson, 26, was 38th in qualifying, so his race day was over before it had even begun.
Andersson took his elimination hard, but not Aftonbladet By He agreed to speak to the media. Instead, Anderson rushed through the interview area without stopping to talk to reporters.
– Of course he was disappointed. He would have needed seconds for the entire race, Coach Stephen Thompson told Aftonbladet.
30 fastest skiers continued.
Anderson fell ill with the corona virus before Christmas and his participation in the tour was completely in jeopardy.
Anderson's teammate Joanna Sundling Was fastest in qualifying.
Finns too Sprint qualifying went badly. Only tenth among women Jasmine Jones survived. Krista Pharmakoski 35th and Kertu Niskanen 36:s. Anne Gillonen Rank 41. Fifth Finnish skier Wilma Wrighty Finished in 61st place.
Among the Finnish men, 18th place was able to continue Larry Voorinen, And Johnny Mackey, Ranked 23rd.
Bertu Hivarinen 54th and Remy Lindholm 76: s. Marcus Wuerlen Instead of 81 speed was sufficient Arsi Rooskanen At the bottom of the pack was 93rd.