Weng gets first World Cup win, Oestberg stretches Tour de Ski lead

Heidi Weng led another Norwegian sweep in her first career World Cup win in the seventh stage of the Tour de Ski where overall leader Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg moved a little further ahead of rival Therese Johaug.

Weng won the 10-kilometres classic style mass start in 29 minutes 16.3 seconds, pipping Oestberg by eight tenth, with the World Cup leader Johaug another 5.4 seconds behind in third place.

Weng achieved 37 podiums prior to Saturday but until then had never won an individual race.

Oestberg meanwhile takes a a lead of more than half a minute over the pre-Tour favourite and 2014 winer Johaug into the concluding 9km freestyle pursuit up the Alpe Cermis on Sunday. Weng is a distant third overall.

The men's penultimate stage, a 15km mass start, was scheduled for later Saturday

Last update: Sat, 09/01/2016 - 14:13

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