Marit Bjoergen, Petter Northug win cross-country Tour de Ski races


Marit Bjoergen led another Norwegian sweep of the podium Sunday to win the second stage of the women’s cross-country Tour de Ski, while Norway’s Petter Northug won the men’s race.

Bjoergen, the six-time Olympic champion, completed the 10-kilometer pursuit in 29 minutes, 27.6 seconds, 56.2 seconds ahead of Heidi Weng and 56.8 ahead of Therese Johaug.

It was Bjoergen’s 86th World Cup win. She won the opening prologue on Saturday, when Weng was second.

Northug made a late burst to come from behind and win the 15K pursuit in 42 minutes, 1.2 seconds, edging Canada’s Alex Harvey by 0.6 seconds and Sweden’s Calle Halfvarsson by 0.8.

Northug was third in the Saturday’s 4K freestyle race.

The tour next moves to Val Mustair in Switzerland for races on Tuesday.