The Kazakh team worked on their skis for so long that they were about five minutes late for the fluoride test before the race. As a result, their riders were stopped.

"We're sorry. It's an experience, but a bad experience for our waxers," Kislyakov said.

Head coach Alexander Batyaikin explains the incident.

"It was stressful. We don't have such a big waxing team. But today we made a mistake.

What did the activists think about this?

"Of course, they're not so happy. Everyone on the team was stressed. But it's a new race tomorrow and we'll learn from this and try to do everything right.

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