Stage 3: Good support from the spectators during the third stage of Ski Tour 2020 in Åre

The third stage in Åre invited in to a special sprint with a tough finishing climb next to the finish alpine slope at Sweden's alpine national arena. The spectators gathered together with skiers and snowboarders around the track to cheer on the competitors all the way up to the finish.

Foto: Martin Riseth

In the women's final it was Therese Johaug who dominated in the final climb and won the third stage of Ski Tour 2020 ahead of Heidi Weng (2nd) and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (3rd) as they secured another triple on the podium for Norway. Jonna Sundling, Sweden, made a strong effort and finished in fourth place ahead of Nadine Fähndrich, Switzerland. Linn Svahn, who made an impressive semi-final, ranked in sixth place in the final. She is now first in the overall standing in the sprint world cup ahead of Anamarija Lampic.

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, who had a tough start in Östersund, impressed on Tuesday's sprint. He found an extra gear in the climb during the final heat and won in front of Federico Pellegrino (ITA). Renaud Jay (FRA) came in third and secured his first podium in the World Cup. Pål Golberg (NOR) was fourth in front of Lucas Chanavat (FRA) and Erik Vales (NOR).

Damer Etapp 3/Sprint (Results final)

1. Therese Johaug, NOR

2. Heidi Weng, NOR

3. Astrid U Jacobsen, NOR

4. Jonna Sundling, SWE

5. Nadine Fähndrich, SUI

6. Linn Svahn, SWE

Herrar Etapp 3/Sprint (Results final)

1. Johannes H Klaebo, NOR

2. Federico Pellegrino, ITA

3. Renaud Jay FRA

4. Pål Golberg, NOR

5. Lucas Chanavat, FRA

6. Erik Valnes, NOR

Let’s have a look on the men overall standing in Ski Tour 2020 for the upcoming fourth stage in Meråker. After finishing in fourth place in yesterday’s race in Åre, Pål Golberg (NOR) is still in the lead, 23 seconds ahead of Alexander Bolshunov (RUS). Norwegian Sjur Røthe, who won the first stage (15 km free technique) in Östersund, is in third place.

Federico Pellegrino (ITA) remains the point standing leader of the Tour with yesterday’s 2nd rank in the sprint.

For the women, Therese Johaug (NOR) is in the lead of Ski Tour 2020 before the upcoming mass start in free technique on Thursday. With a total of three stage-wins so far and a time bonus from winning the sprint, Johaug is over one minute ahead of Heidi Weng who has an impressive triple of 2nd-places so far. Ebba Andersson is the best swede so far and in fifth place!