Russian Alexander Bolshunov rushed the first in 15km free in Vysočina Arena, a Norwegian star Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo followed him with more than 1min lost at 7th place. Czech skiers did not reach top 30 and gained no points.
15km free track in NMNM suited best to Alexander Bolshunov who increased his margin in Overall World Cup standings to his biggest rival Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo. Finn Iivu Niskanen was the only athlete at Bolshunov’s level and finished second +24sec behind, Norwegian Sjur Roethe was the third one to complete the podium. Czech skiers did not make it to top 30, Adam Fellner finished 40th and Petr Knop right behind him.
Sunday will offer 15km classic pursuit at 13:00.