Estonian coach: Russia did not put up Spitsov for cutting, and Klebo used his chance
Estonian coach Wahoor Teppan shared his opinion on holding a race with a separate start at the Olympics in Beijing (China). Finn got the race Iivo Niskanenhusband became Russian Alexander Bolshunovproportional – percentage Johannes Klebo. According to the expert, the coach of the Russian national team should have Denis Spitsov, who didn’t start.
“I was very surprised that Russia did not put up Denis Spitsov for the cutting. They choose their race line-up according to the places chosen by the athletes in the World Cup. Here is such a simple selection in Russia. But I really want to see how Denis will fight for a medal. This did not happen, so the events had more chances for medals. In Kleschebo, he used his chance.
I spoke with the head of the obese service team, Stein Snesrud. He, too, was surprised when he heard that Spitsov did not even get into the starting protocol. So, frankly, they were lucky. If you are the head coach of the national team and you have a skiathlon medalist on one side and a 36th skier of the same race on the other, and you still put 36th, this is, frankly, a miracle, ”Teppan said in the FasterSkier podcast .
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