Five women were in the front of the race after 30km of the 90km Klarälvsloppet: Team Engcon’s Ida Dahl and Hanna Lodin, Team Ragde Charge’s Anikken Gjerde Alnæs and winner Jenny Larsson, and Lager 157 Ski Team’s Linnea Johansson.
The 22-year-old Johansson can reflect on a season in Ski Classics where she had her best result at Jizerská50, an 11th place. Now she had a very solid Klarälvsloppet:
“The feeling was very good; I felt strong and had fun. I think it felt easy to go along for the most part, but I really had to fight when it came to the two sprint prizes,” says Johansson to Langd.se and adds:
“I know that long races suit me well, but this is special because it is so long and flat. But we had a good cooperation in the group, which made the race not feel as long as it really is.”
In the last 10km, Jenny Larsson and Ida Dahl created a gap to the remaining trio:
“The others were stronger than me today. But finishing fifth here means a lot going into the winter season. And not least, a nice confirmation that I could keep up even after a tough camp week together with the team,” concluded Johansson.
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Klarälvsloppet – Women’s Top 5
- Jenny Larsson, Team Ragde Charge, 3:53:08.9
- Ida Dahl, Team Engcon, +0.3
- Hanna Lodin, Team Engcon, +47.7
- Anikken Gjerde Alnæs, Team Ragde Charge, +48.8
- Linnea Johansson, Lager 157 Ski Team, +50.3
Complete results can be found HERE.
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