In the cross-country competitions the Redster sprint ace Sondre Turvoll Fossli put in a promising start to the season in the classic technique. After 1.4 kilometers and tenth place in the qualifying the 27 year old got through to the quarter and semi-finals via the time rule, before managing to come in sixth place in the big final: 4.85 seconds off the pace. Team Manager Atomic Nordic Racing Peter Landl: ”Sondre had to have two spinal disc operations in summer 2017, which makes us all the happier that he’s preparing to get back to his old self again.” Olympic winner Simen Hegstad Krueger also had a positive start to the first race of the season. The Norwegian skating specialist came in eleventh place after the 15km classic. Peter Landl: “Simen had to contend with a stitch, where he lost three or four places. But his fitness is increasing quickly after his mixed start last week in Beitostølen. For the skating competition next week in Lillehammer he will certainly be one of the favorites again.