Norway’s Simen Hegstad Krueger and Heidi Weng claimed pursuit victories in the final races of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup season in Engadin.
Weng had finished as the runner-up in the women’s 10 kilometre mass start event yesterday at the Swiss venue, but rose to the top of the standings in today’s 30km pursuit.
The 29-year-old, who earned a World Championship silver medal in the distance earlier this month, achieved a winning time of 1 hour, 28min, 11.6sec.
Sweden’s Ebba Andersson finished as the runner-up, ending just 4.5 seconds behind the winner.
Russia’s Yulia Stupak completed the podium places by finishing 33.7 down, with United States Jessie Diggins four seconds further back.
Stupak had triumphed in yesterday’s mass start competition.
Hegstad Krueger emerged as the winner of the men’s 50km competition, with the gruelling race ending in a tightly contested finish.
The Norwegian crossed the line in a winning time of 2:10:41.4.
His compatriot Hans Christer Holund trailed by 1.2 to finish as the runner-up.
Sweden’s Jens Burnman earned the final podium spot by finishing three seconds down on the winner, leaving Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo of Norway outside the top three at 13 behind.
The FIS congratulated winners of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup titles.
Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov and American star Diggins were crowned winners of the overall men’s and women’s World Cup titles respectively, as well as topping the distance standings.
Slovenia’s Anamarija Lampic earned the women’s Sprint World Cup title, while Italy’s Federico Pellegrino took the men’s honour.
Sweden’s Linn Svahn and France’s Hugo Lapalus earned the Under-23 Rookie of the Year prizes.
Sweden were crowned women’s Team Cup champions, with Russia earning the men’s and Nations Cup titles.