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SC Ranking
1 Emil Persson 26,400,000
2 Astrid Øyre Sli... 26,074,640
3 Ida Dahl 25,962,653
4 Andreas Nygaard 25,204,937
5 Kasper Stadaas 24,731,571
6 Max Novak 24,408,540
7 Johan Hoel 24,239,242
8 Tord Asle Gjerd... 24,225,126
9 Johannes Eklöf 23,955,612
10 Emilie Fleten 23,861,586
11 Stian Hoelgaard 23,820,021
12 Oskar Kardin 23,698,180
13 Britta Johansso... 23,577,507
14 Herman Paus 23,515,423
15 Karstein Johaug 23,444,611
16 Magnus Vesterhe... 23,224,579
17 Morten Eide Ped... 23,141,153
18 Runar Skaug Mat... 23,109,109
19 Amund Riege 23,044,039
20 Thomas Ødegaard... 22,858,194
21 Torleif Syrstad 22,823,158
22 Axel Jutterströ... 22,774,131
23 Marcus Johansso... 22,386,541
24 Magni Smedås 22,272,121
25 Petter Stakston 22,264,110
26 Eddie Edström 22,191,731
27 Chris Andre Jes... 22,150,822
28 Torgeir Sulen H... 21,672,716
29 Thomas Joly 21,571,165
30 Nils Dahlsten 21,377,545
31 Klas Nilsson 21,163,179
32 Joar Thele 20,952,782
33 Anders Aukland 20,900,567
34 Patrick Fossum ... 20,725,034
35 Vetle Thyli 20,533,206
36 Jan Šrail 20,312,327
37 Alvar Myhlback 20,273,712
38 Fabián Štoček... 20,037,927
39 Anikken Gjerde ... 19,974,875
40 Jeremy Royer 19,887,147
41 Stian Berg 19,871,502
42 Karolina Hedens... 19,660,713
43 Alfred Buskqvis... 19,528,517
44 Einar Kalland-O... 19,510,307
45 Kati Roivas 19,340,721
46 Lina Korsgren 19,332,942
47 Silje Øyre Slin... 19,228,754
48 Stanislav Řezáč... 19,025,752
49 Juuso Mäkelä 18,981,645
50 Jenny Larsson 18,963,798
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Can Dahl Take The Lead From Johansson Norgren?

Ida Dahl, Team Ramudden, is second overall, 97 points behind Britta Johansson Norgren, Lager 157 Ski Team, when only Saturday’s final Ylläs-Levi is left on Visma Ski Classics Season XII.

Photo: Magnus Östh/Visma Ski Classics

Ida Dahl (Youth bib) has a difficult task to pick up 97 points on Britta Johansson Norgren at Ylläs-Levi on Saturday.

Most people talk about a sixth overall victory for Johansson Norgren, but Dahl has not given up the opportunity to pick up the lead.

“It will be challenging to get rid of Britta, but I will do my best,” says Dahl.

It will, of course, be difficult for Ida Dahl to pick up 97 points in the last race. Should Ida win, Britta must not be better than eight. There is no probable scenario, but of course, anything can happen in a 70km long-distance race.

What do you think about the race on Saturday? Do you believe Britta will keep a close eye on you?

“Yes, she will probably keep an eye on me the whole race. It will be tough to get rid of her, but I will do my best,” says Dahl.

Do you think the course suits you?

“I think it should suit me well. It’s quite long and with tough parts. Last time (2019), I went with kick wax and was not as prepared as now. I remember it was extremely hard. I do not remember much from the race because I was so tired, but it was still a nice and fun course. I’m looking forward to competing on Saturday,” says Dahl.

How is the recovery from Reistadløpet?

“Today (Wednesday), I think I am human again. Before, I’ve been pretty tired. The race was hard, harder than I thought. I have been a little worn out, but now it feels better.”

How hard was it to double pole Reistadløpet under that conditions?

“Very tough, of course. It is the toughest course of the whole season. It was extremely hard but at the same time fun to feel that I managed to double pole it the way I did.”

So, in retrospect, have you thought about whether you would still go with kick wax?

“It would also have been fun to test, but I chose to double pole and think it went well, and I am happy with my decision. Then we’ll see how I do next year.”

Ida was ninth after beating Emilie Fleten in the sprint in the finish. The duo was a minute behind Johansson Norgren in eighth place, the fastest with skate skis.

“I, Britta, and Fleten held together until the second climb. The first climb felt good, and then I started to get tired. It was pretty much worse than I remembered. There Britta ran away, so Fleten and I went together to the finish.”

What are your best and worst races this winter?

“When I won at Marcialonga and Jizerská are the best. The worst was Vasaloppet, where I had high hopes, but it was hard,” says Dahl, who also has two other victories this winter: Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge and Engadin La Diagonela.”

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