Russian skier Alexei Chervotkin commented on his performance on the first leg of the relay at the World Cup in Lahti (Finland).
“At the start, apparently, I pushed hard. The track is soft enough, loose, the stick fell deeply and broke. None of the rivals influenced. Literally 2-3 seconds have passed after the start, no one has yet had time to touch each other. The condition is not easy, but not entirely serious either. He missed his skis very badly. This is a little alarming, because the World Cup is ahead. Most likely, Oberstdorf will have the same weather, and this weather is my best match. Maybe the skis themselves are not very good, I don’t know. After breaking the stick, I immediately tried to take the leading position again so that there was no hassle. The slip was a little worse, with each lap it builds up, fatigue comes much faster. I got ten seconds a kilometer before the finish, although it would seem that there is one ascent, descent and plain to the stadium, ”Chervotkin said on Match TV.