Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's 30 kilometre pursuit

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Men's 30 kilometre pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Pictogram for cross country
Venue Pragelato
Dates 12 February
Competitors 77 from 27 nations
Winning time 1:17:00.8
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yevgeny Dementyev  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Frode Estil  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pietro Piller Cottrer  Italy
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The Men's 30 kilometre pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, was held on 12 February at Pragelato.

Summary[edit]

The pursuit in this format had been skied three times at the Nordic skiing World Championships, and Frenchman Vincent Vittoz was the reigning World Champion. A pursuit event similar to this was skied at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where the gold was shared between Thomas Alsgaard (now retired) and Frode Estil, but the distance was 20 kilometres, not 30.

The event opened dramatically as Estil fell at the start, causing a mass collision. Then the pack kept together almost until the end, with skiers continually trailing off as they could not keep up with the pace. Eventually, five men came into the finishing straight together, after Anders Södergren of Sweden had tried to pull away on the final lap. However, Södergren could not keep up with the pace, and Russian Yevgeny Dementyev pulled away to defeat the defending Olympic champion Estil and win Russia's first gold medal of the Games.

Results[edit]

The pursuit consisted of a 15 kilometre section raced in the classical style, followed by a 15 kilometre portion raced freestyle. In between, the sections, each skier took time (approximately 30 seconds) to 'pit', changing their skis.[1] Martin Tauber, an Austrian skier, originally placed 17th, but was disqualified after the IOC declared him permanently ineligible for doping-related violations.[2]

Rank Name Country Time
Gold medal icon.svg Yevgeny Dementyev  Russia 1:17:00.8
Silver medal icon.svg Frode Estil  Norway 1:17:01.4
Bronze medal icon.svg Pietro Piller Cottrer  Italy 1:17:01.7
4 Giorgio Di Centa  Italy 1:17:03.2
5 Anders Södergren  Sweden 1:17:04.3
6 Vincent Vittoz  France 1:17:07.5
7 Mikhail Botvinov  Austria 1:17:08.5
8 Martin Bajčičák  Slovakia 1:17:08.7
9 Maxim Odnodvortsev  Kazakhstan 1:17:09.6
10 Lukáš Bauer  Czech Republic 1:17:10.1
11 Markus Hasler  Liechtenstein 1:17:10.9
12 Tobias Angerer  Germany 1:17:12.5
13 Ivan Babikov  Russia 1:17:17.2
14 Jiří Magál  Czech Republic 1:17:21.7
15 Mathias Fredriksson  Sweden 1:17:23.1
16 Fabio Santus  Italy 1:17:25.5
17 Tord Asle Gjerdalen  Norway 1:17:36.2
18 Valerio Checchi  Italy 1:17:37.8
19 Kaspar Kokk  Estonia 1:17:50.8
20 Sami Jauhojärvi  Finland 1:17:58.1
21 Martin Koukal  Czech Republic 1:18:09.6
22 Jens Filbrich  Germany 1:18:38.2
23 Johan Olsson  Sweden 1:18:47.9
24 Ivan Bátory  Slovakia 1:18:58.2
25 George Grey  Canada 1:19:08.9
26 Alexandre Rousselet  France 1:19:17.0
27 Jan Egil Andresen  Norway 1:19:29.8
28 Anders Aukland  Norway 1:19:30.6
29 Andrey Golovko  Kazakhstan 1:19:34.3
30 Jörgen Brink  Sweden 1:19:35.3
31 Vicente Vilarrubla  Spain 1:19:39.8
32 Aivar Rehemaa  Estonia 1:19:51.4
33 Tero Similä  Finland 1:20:04.5
34 Christophe Perrillat  France 1:20:12.0
35 Milan Šperl  Czech Republic 1:20:16.7
36 Remo Fischer  Switzerland 1:20:19.7
37 Alexander Legkov  Russia 1:20:28.2
38 Dan Roycroft  Canada 1:20:53.3
39 Carl Swenson  United States 1:21:08.0
40 Toni Livers  Switzerland 1:21:08.2
41 Katsuhito Ebisawa  Japan 1:21:16.2
42 Andrew Johnson  United States 1:21:16.8
43 James Southam  United States 1:22:05.8
44 Dmitrij Eremenko  Kazakhstan 1:22:09.9
45 Nejc Brodar  Slovenia 1:22:23.9
46 Mikhail Gumenyak  Ukraine 1:22:24.6
47 Zsolt Antal  Romania 1:22:29.8
48 Lars Flora  United States 1:22:31.2
49 Roman Leybyuk  Ukraine 1:22:31.5
50 Xia Wan  China 1:22:31.7
51 Ivan Arteev  Russia 1:22:36.2
52 Olexandr Putsko  Ukraine 1:22:37.6
53 Michal Malak  Slovakia 1:23:39.9
54 Diego Ruiz  Spain 1:24:05.5
55 Joze Mehle  Slovenia 1:24:13.6
56 Drew Goldsack  Canada 1:24:14.3
57 Alexander Batyuk  Ukraine 1:24:35.9
58 Nobu Naruse  Japan 1:25:21.3
59 Reto Burgermeister  Switzerland 1:25:49.9
60 Andrey Kondroschev  Kazakhstan 1:25:51.4
61 Chris Jeffries  Canada 1:26:17.0
62 Ren Long  China 1:26:26.4
63 Mihai Galiceanu  Romania 1:26:31.8
64 Denis Klobucar  Croatia 1:27:16.4
65 Sebahattin Oğlago  Turkey 1:28:03.8
René Sommerfeldt  Germany DNF
Emmanuel Jonnier  France DNF
Shunsuke Komamura  Japan DNF
Park Byung Joo  South Korea DNF
Han Dawei  China DNF
Choi Im-Heon  South Korea DNF
Li Zhiguang  China DNF
Jung Eui Myung  South Korea DNF
Francesc Soulie  Andorra DNF
Ivan Bariakov  Bulgaria DNF
Olli Ohtonen  Finland DNS
DQ Martin Tauber  Austria 1:17:28.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved Jun 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "Torino 2006: Six Austrian Athletes Declared Permanently Ineligible". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved Feb 21, 2009.