Cross-Country Skiing - Sundby completes remarkable day for Norway

Martin Johnsrud Sundby became the first Norwegian man to win the Tour de Ski to cap a remarkable day for Norway in Val di Fiemme.

After Therese Johaug had made history earlier in the afternoon in becoming the first-ever Norwegian winner in the women’s race, Sundby was not far behind.

The 29-year-old claimed top spot, starting with a 49-second advantage that he enver looked like relinquishing on the final climb as compatriot Chis Jespersen finished second in the 9km pursuit.

Norway could not manage a cleansweep of the podium as the women had however as Petter Northug ended up fourth, caught at the end by Austria’s Johannes Duerr who took bronze in Italy.