In addition to the third place, the Kazakh skier took part in the final 15 km race Classic Style.
This World Cup part lasted for two days and the results of each of the races go to the overall World Cup standings.
In a good battle Alexey Poltoranin lost just two seconds to the second place Russian Sergey Ustyugov and four seconds to the winner of the race Norwegian skier Johannes Klabo.
“Emotions are certainly the best ones,” commented Alexey Poltoranin, “because I not only took the third place in the race, but also showed the best time. And all of this after a long time without medals. We believed, worked and again returned to the highest level. This result shows that we are on the right track.
Last season I trained a lot and with great quality and my body could not stand it, I suffered a serious illness. Therefore, I was left without medals and overall missed half of the winter.
And now I’m back, this result is very important for me, it gives me strength and confidence.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Almaly Holding for their support in the process of preparing for the competition and wish prosperity and achieve all the set goals!
I, in turn, will also strive to achieve maximum goals. From 30.12.2017 to 7.01.2018 the Tour de Ski will be held. This is a serious tournament. Then there will be a short pause and 2 more stages of the World Cup. And in the beginning of February we will go to Korea for the Olympics, of course, it will be the most significant competition in 4 years, and I will do my best to achieve the highest result. “