The winners of the 2022-23 Tour de Ski were crowned on Sunday (January 8) in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
After the seventh and final leg of the cross-country races, Frida Karlsson from Sweden won the women’s overall title while the Norwegian force of nature, Johannes Klaeboclaimed men.
In the 17th edition of the event, Klæbo won six of the seven stages of this year’s Tour de Ski. The World Cup leader had hoped for a clean run of seven stages, but the task was too much for the final stage of the series, where he finished sixth.
For Klaebo, the overall crown is his third in a row, adding another jewel to his impressive legacy at just 26 years old.
Compatriot Simen Hegstad Kruger he won the final stage and finished second overall, while Hans Holund was second on Sunday and third overall.
In the women’s race, Karlsson became the second Swedish woman in history to win the overall, 15 years after Charlotte Kala in 2008. It was followed by Finland in second place Kerttu Niskanen With Tiril Udnes Weng Norway in third place.
The Swede won her first title after a dramatic finish in Val di Fiemme: after crossing the 15th finish she collapsed and needed medical attention.
The 23-year-old was taken on a stretcher with an oxygen mask and was still recovering as the podium celebrations took place. Despite being unable to attend, Astri Lindback, spokesperson for the national ski team, said broadcaster TV6 that there is nothing to worry about and that he is talking to the medical team. Soon after, she set off on foot to her hotel.
Delphine Claudel made history by winning the Final Climb Women’s Mass Race at Alpe Cermis on Sunday, January 8. The 26-year-old took home her first World Cup victory, which was also the first French victory in cross-country skiing. Norwegian Heidi Weng was second.
2022-2023 Tour de Ski overall results:
Men’s final standings
1. Johannes Høsflot Klaebo (NOR) 188.8.131.52
2. Simen Hegstad Kruger (NOR) +59.5
3. Hans Christer Holund (NOR) +1,21,3
4. Federico Pellegrino (ITA) +1.44.4
5. Pål Goldberg (NOR) +2.05.3
6. Calle Halfvarsson (SWE) +2.09.2
7. Sjur Röthe (NOR) 2.09.9
8. Friedrich Moch (GER) +2.26.4
9. Didrik Tønseth (NOR) +2.43.0
10. Jules Lapierre (FRA) 2.48.5
Women’s final standings
1. Frida Karlsson (SWE) 3/09/31,4
2. Kerttu Niskanen (FIN) +33.2
3. Tiril Udnes Weng (NOR) +47.6
4. Rosie Brennan (USA) +1.42.1
5. Katarzyna Hennig (GER) +2.13.0
6. Heidi Weng (NOR) +2.27.2
7. Astrid Øyre Slind (NOR) +2.52.1
8. Lotta Udnes Weng (NOR) +3.05.8
9. Teresa Stadlober (AUT) +3.16.2
10. Delphine Claudel (FRA) +4.17.0
Full 2022-23 Tour de Ski schedule
Val Mustair, Switzerland
Stage 1 – Saturday, December 31, 2022 – women’s 1.5 km freestyle sprint, men’s 1.5 km freestyle sprint.
Stage 2 – Sunday, January 1, 2023 – women’s 10 km classic style, men’s 10 km classic.
Stage 3 – Tuesday, January 3, 2023 – women’s 10 km interval race, classic style, men’s 10 km interval race.
Stage 4 – Wednesday 4 January 2023 – Men’s 20km freestyle, women’s 20km freestyle.
Val di Fiemme, Italy
Stage 5 – Friday, January 6, 2023 – women’s 1.5 km breaststroke sprint, men’s 1.5 km breaststroke sprint.
Stage 6 – Saturday, January 7, 2023 – women’s mass run 15 km breaststroke, men’s mass run 15 km breaststroke.
Stage 7 – Sunday, January 8, 2023 – Women’s 9 km mass run freestyle, men’s 9 km mass run.
Full schedule and results can be found here.