For once, Nadine Fähndrich (middle) can’t keep up in the sprint.
The tired legs are clearly noticeable at the end: For Nadine Fähndrich, the semifinals of the classic sprint in Val di Fiemme are the last stop. For once, the 27-year-old from Eigenthal didn’t stand a chance against the strong competition and fought to catch up early on.
Because they missed the final, their tour goal, a final ranking in the top 10, is a long way off. After the last three sprint victories in a row, Fähndrich lacks the strength to add the fourth stroke in Val di Fiemme. She wasted too much energy on the first four stages of the Tour de Ski.
Cyril Fähndrich against Kläbo
Her brother, Cyril Fähndrich, also retired early. In the same quarter-finals as the Norwegian high-flyer Johannes Hösflot Kläbo, he has no chance. Beda Klee (44′), Candide Pralong (58′) and Roman Furger (60′) didn’t get past the prologue. (mpe)