China Tour de Ski sprint stage 1 of the tour, was performed today in Changchun. Perfect conditions with -6 degrees and sunshine. Qualifying heats gave us good entertainment to begin with, followed up by thrilling final heat in both womens and mens class. Winners in the mens class was Victor Gustafsson Sweden, second place France skier Baptiste Noel and third was Romain Claudon also from France.
The womens final was won by Astrid Bruland fom Norway before Ida Lindkvist Sweden and in third place Qinghua Ma from host nation China.