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Stunning victory for Russia’s Iliya Tregubov in men’s cross-country 10km classic at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Vallée de Joux Cross-Country Centre, Switzerland

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A remarkable exhibition of speed and stamina from Iliya Tregubov of Russia in the men’s cross-country skiing 10km classic made him the most convincing gold medal winner of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

Tregubov won by an astonishing 45 seconds. The 17-year-old’s victory was never in doubt as he posted split times of almost ridiculous margins. He led his compatriot Alexey Loktinov by 8.5 seconds at the 3.7km split but then powered on to leave the field trailing in his wake.

At the final 8.7km split, he was around 50 seconds ahead of the athletes in contention for the silver and bronze medals. Such was Tregubov’s dominance, gold was not an option for them.

He finished in time of 26:40.50. That was 45 seconds ahead of Germany’s Elias Keck in the silver medal position. The United States’ Will Koch took bronze, 49 seconds behind the gold medal winner.

The classic skiing technique is used in the men’s 10km cross-country. The skis are prepared with kick wax (in the middle portion of the skis) which grip when in contact with the snow and allow the competitor to ski in “diagonal or classic style” along pre-set parallel tracks. Both events consist of a single phase only (i.e. finals). Competitors start individually at intervals of 10 to 30 seconds. The competitor with the fastest individual time wins the race.

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