Race report: I started fast and after lap two I ran side by side with the young and talented Jesper Van Der Wielen battleling for place two after the Ethiopian athlete. Jesper was for me the man of the race because he runs without fear, I really like the way he runs. Yesterday he reached the finish line in third place.
But after two rounds it was clear that I am still not in top shape, so I could not maintain the high pace, finally I came in sixth just behind a Belgian friend Sanne Torfs who came in fifth. Afterwards my coach Henri was happy with this result, Bonsa Dereba (ETH) won the race.
My teammates were Vital Gahungu (BUR) 9e, Michael Brandenbourg 33e and Guy Fays dnf. But the best performance from our team came from Frederique Collignon, he managed to dominate the master race.
Below the race of Heman Maier in 2008 to get an impression where skiing is all about.