Jonsson and his countryman Teodor Peterson surpassed the Russian Nikita Kriukov in last climb. Jonsson has prevailed in 3:13,90, ahead of Peterson in a photo finish. Kriukov came nine tenths of a second later.
Alex Harvey finished 44th, an unusual result for skiers aged 23 years. The native of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges expected such a classification. Rather it is the third successful skiathlon that surprised him on Saturday.
“On Thursday morning we came back at two o’clock of a big training camp at altitude in Seiser Alm, Italy. It is normal to have had the results this way, Harvey said, adding that he’s still a little disappointed as would be on the podium in all his races. Our goal was to prepare the last two World Cups, which are more important than this one. ”
Among other Canadians, Toronto’s Len Valjas finished 19th and Devon Kershaw had to settle for the 51st.
“We acclimatize every day at sea level is going to be ready for Wednesday,” Harvey said in reference to the next World Cup in Norway.
Earlier in the day, Bjoergen narrowly beat Russia’s Julia Ivanova, in 3:38,50.
Ivanova had only two tenths behind and Justyna Kowalczyk was third at 5.3 seconds behind the winner.