Norwegian skier Johannes Hesflot Klebo spoke about the decision of the country’s skiing federation to refuse the participation in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup. The athlete supported this decision. He said that he fully supports this decision of the federation and added that all people have to contribute to the control of infection; this is more important than competition.
After that, Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov won the World Cup in cross-country skiing ahead of schedule. He leads the overall standings. The Russian scored 2221 points. His main competitor was just Johannes Hesflot Klebo, who scored 1726 points.
Bolshunov became the first in the history of Russia to win the overall standings of the World Cup in cross-country skiing. Previously, Alexander Zavyalov and Vladimir Smirnov won, but they played for the USSR team.