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Maja Dahlqvist on tough season start: "Don't worry"

2019-12-14T06:52:08.422Z

After the tough start to the World Cup, Maja Dahlqvist was in Lillehammer. This weekend she is back during the competitions in Davos. - I don't think I lost it completely even though I lost it for the moment, she tells SVT Sport.



Maja Dahlqvist made great success last season. But during the World Cup in Ruka, she finished in 45th place in the mini-tour. She then chose to stand over the World Cup competitions in Lillehammer.

This weekend she is back when the World Cup competitions are decided in Davos - and she hopes for better shape.

- I've driven quite a lot of mobility, attachment and bonfire training that haven't been right. There are a lot of little things that go together and I think it has made an impact. Since then I have taken it very calm and I think it will be good, she tells SVT Sport.

- It was not so bad many weeks since it felt really good. Therefore, I am not very worried. I don't think I lost it completely even though I lost it for the moment.

"Have a good feeling"

One who also stood over the World Cup competitions in Lillehammer was Stina Nilsson.

- I was already in advance that I would skip some competition weekends because it is a long season. I feel I want the spark to go all the way to Quebec and the competitions in the USA, ”says Stina Nilsson to SVT Sport.

In what form are you right now?

- I really do not know. But I have had a good feeling on the workouts the last few days and I hope to get it out tomorrow.

- It is always exciting when we are in the first world cup weekends.

Three wins in Davos

Stina Nilsson also likes Davos where she won three World Cup competitions.

- I think it is fun to compete at high altitude. It can be very different and it really has to be the desire to fight in the pain and lactic acid. It usually suits me well and it is probably my key to success.

How to make a perfect tactical race here in Davos?

- My experience with courses at altitude is that you should not run during the first lap. The second will be the key to keeping up the good speed.

Last year she won the sprint in Davos and then 39th in the distance race. This weekend Stina Nilsson has decided not to run Sunday's distance race.

- It was planned before. If things go well in the sprint, and you go all the way, it will be a doping test of experience. Last year I came home late and it was an early start the day after. It is not optimal if you want to drive fast at high altitude, says Stina Nilsson.

Source: svt

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