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Sergei Ustugov wins Tour de Ski
Russia’s Sergei Ustugov has won a multi-day Tour de Ski competitions, reports TASS. He won six gold medals setting a record at the competitions. Sergei Ustugov became the first athlete in the history of Tour de Ski who managed to remain its leader from the first to the last stage of Tour de Ski winning a silver medal only once.
It is to be recalled that Sergei Ustugov first won a sprint and mass start races in Val Müstair, Switzerland and after that he won a skiathlon race and pursuit race in Oberstdorf, Germany. He won his fifth gold in a free style individual race in Toblach, Italy. Yesterday, he won the seventh stage, the last one, of the competitions which was an up pursuit race.
After his victory in Tour de Ski, the athlete thanked everyone who had supported him. He dedicated his victory to those athletes who had been banned from participating in the competitions due to the accusations of violating anti-doping regulations during the Sochi Olympiad.
“Sergei Ustugov proved that he is in prefect form”, noted Vitaly Mutko, Russia's deputy Prime Minister for Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy. He expressed his hope that Sergei Ustugov would remain among representatives of the world’s sports elite for a long time.
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