Frenzel is erg zwak in het langlaufen sinds zijn winst op de OS. Klemetsen lijkt het hele seizoen al in een stijgende lijn te zitten qua snelheid.quote:
Daarom loopt de race tussen Sälen en Moraquote:In 1520, the young nobleman Gustav Ericsson Vasa was escaping from the troops of Christian II, king of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (the Kalmar Union). Much of the Swedish nobility was in opposition to the king, and had nicknamed him Christian the Tyrant. In a move to silence the opposition, Christian invited the Swedish aristocracy to a reconciliation party in Stockholm, only to have them, including Gustav's parents, massacred in what came to be known as the Stockholm Bloodbath.
Gustav was escaping through Dalarna, fearing for his life if he were discovered by the king's troops, when he spoke to the assembled men of Mora and tried to convince them to raise a levy and start a rebellion against King Christian. The men refused to join the rebellion, and Gustav started toward Norway to seek refuge. However, he was later caught at Sälen by two Mora brothers on skis - the men in Mora had changed their minds after hearing that the Danish rulers had decided to raise taxes, and they now wanted Gustav to lead the rebellion. On 6 June 1523, Gustav Vasa was crowned king of Sweden, having defeated the Danish king Christian and dissolved the Kalmar Union. Sweden has been fully independent ever since.
Een jaar geleden werd hij in Tsjechië 2e bij een marathonwedstrijd, hoewel dat "slechts" 50km was. Dat was wel ook in klassieke stijl, en daar versloeg hij toch flink wat mannen die hier ook tot de favorieten horen.quote: