Cologna claims Kuusamo classic
Swiss Olympic champion Dario Cologna won the 10-kilometre cross-country classic event in Finland to claim his first World Cup win of the season.
Cologna finished nearly seven seconds ahead of Russia’s Alexander Legkov to make up for his disappointment 24 hours earlier, when he fell during the sprint event. Sweden’s Daniel Rickardsson was third, well behind Cologna, who clocked 23 minutes 24.8 seconds.
Cologna, who won the 15km freestyle race in Vancouver, always looked in control, taming challenging weather conditions that saw the temperature in Kuusamo plunge below -20 degrees celsius.