In the absence of Hanna Falk (SWE), the winner in Dresden, the Redster athletes delivered a really strong performance in the skating sprint at the venue for the World Championships in 2019. Eight athletes survived the qualifying, five of them got into the top 16; and two of them managed it into the final, Kathrine Rolsted Harsem, who came in a great second place in Planica recently and the surprise finalist Linn Soemskar. The Swede won her quarter final completely unexpectedly and was one of the “lucky losers” in the semi-final who then moved into the final, where she managed fifth place. Her second best World Cup result since Toblach (4th) in 2015. Only one place down on Kathrine Rolsted Harsem, who in 4th place, impressively confirmed her great result in Planica. After the semi-final she won, in the end she was only 1.34 seconds off the winning time. With Tiril Udnes Weng (NOR), who produced her best World Cup result in 11th place, and Victoria Carl (GER / 12th) another two Redster cross-country athletes also managed to reach the semi-final.