It was very unfortunate that Petter Northug had a bad day today and lost ground to Dario Cologna in the Tour de Ski. This year I had really hoped that Peter would win this Tour, but now it may look difficult. But we all know how Petter is, and we can never say anything for sure when it comes Northug. He is an amazing skier and is incredibly strong, so if he finds his form again in the last two days I am sure he will challenge Cologna up the last hill in Val de Fiemme.

Marit Bjørgen, however, is in the driver’s seat and she is so strong that I’m sure she’ll manage to keep Kowalczyk behind her. But even though I am a big fan of Marit, I hope that my personal favorite Therese Johaug comes as a projectile up the monster hill and takes the win ;)

Morten Gamst Pedersen