Veronika Stepanova won the freestyle sprint in the final of the Russian Cup in cross-country skiing in Kirovsk. Olympic champion Alexander Bolshunov was eliminated in the semifinals.

18-year-old debutant of the season Dmitry Puzanov won bronze in the sprint at the Kyrgyz Republic. Among men, Sergei Ardashev had no equal in a similar discipline, and silver went to Ivan Gorbunov, and bronze to Ivan Ustyugov.