Frida Karlsson star pulls out after receiving a 3-minute penalty from crashing into Jessie Diggins in the quarterfinal during the classic sprint race in Oberstdorf, Germany, this afternoon.
With the penalty, Karlsson fell down to 43rd place in the overall Tour de Ski standings.
Karlsson first announced that she considered abandoning the stage race on Wednesday, after the 10-kilometer classic race in Lenzerheide in Switzerland.
Later this evening, the Norwegian ski association announced that three female skiers abandon the Tour de Ski after four of the six stages.
The skier are Mathilde Myhrvold, who posted her first-ever World Cup podium in the Tour de Ski skate sprint in Lenzerheide on Tuesday, Ane Appelkvist Stenseth and Lotta Udnes Weng.
Currently, Myhrvold sits in 13th place overall, Weng in 17th place and Stenseth in 61st place after four of the six stages.
Earlier on Saturday, Norway’s Emil Iversen announced that he has abandoned the Tour de Ski, as did Moa Lundgren of Sweden.
Tour de Ski now moves on to Italy for the last two stages of the 2022 Tour de Ski.
Stage 5 on Monday, January 3, features a 10km mass start classic race for women and 15km mass start classic race for men. Then, on Tuesday, January 4, the tour concludes with the infamous hill climb stage on Alpe Cermis in Val di Fiemme.
Check out the Tour de Ski 2021/22 day-by-day schedule and ProXCskiing.com’s predictions for the overall stage race: Who Will Win Tour de Ski?
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FACTS: Tour de Ski 2021/22
- Tour de Ski 2021/22 starts in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, on December 28 and concludes in Val di Fiemme, Italy, on January 4.
- The race consists of six stages in eight days. Here are all the Tour de Ski details and the day-by-day schedule
- Tour de Ski 2021/22 is the 16th edition of the brutal stage race. These are the winners from the previous 15 Tour de Ski events.
- The overall winners get 400 World Cup points for the Tour de Ski, which consists of six stages in eight days. Stage winners get 50 World Cup points. Accordingly, there are potentially 700 World Cup points for winning every stage of the Tour de Ski, which would determine the overall World Cup for the season.