Men’s Overall World Cup Standing
With 1375 World Cup points ahead of the final World Cup weekend, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo had ensured himself the Overall World Cup victory of the season 2021/22 in advance.
Last season’s Overall and Distance World Cup winner, Alexander Bolshunov had left off 497 points behind the Norwegian but due to the current regulations, had no chance to collect further points. The 25 year-old had to finish his season therefore in second place.
Iivo Niskanen was 160 points off from Bolshunov in third place and with only one race to go, he was also out of chances to catch up anohter place. With a strong final race, Niskanen finally ends his Overall season performances in third place of the standing.
Men’s Distance World Cup Standing
Niskanen, Bolshunov and Klæbo were also the athletes who led the Distance World Cup standing ahead of the final 15km race. Last weekends winner of the prestigious 50km at Holmenkollen, Martin Nyenget Løwstrøm, was eyeing to reach the World Cup podium but could not reach the set points of Bolshunov or Klæbo.
Iivo Niskanen takes the victory in the Men’s Distance World Cup with three victories and two more podium finishes this season. “I have definitely had the best season of my career so far,” said the 30 year-old after being involved in the series of ceremonies – from Overall World Cup, to Distance World Cup, as well as the Audi E-tron bonus point winner.
In second place, Alexander Bolshunov also takes in the second place in the discipline Standing with five points ahead of Johannes Høsflot Klæbo.