Oestberg seals overall World Cup glory as Nilsson completes Canada hat-trick
Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg sealed the overall cross-country skiing World Cup Crystal Globe on Sunday as Stina Nilsson won the Pursuit title in Quebec.
Oestberg came into the weekend of the World Cup Final in a commanding position after a strong performance in the Mass Start.
She was never able to truly trouble Nilsson but she did more than enough for a podium finish that saw her win the overall title, the first of her career.
"This year I managed to fight for it and the last few races have been tough physically and mentally during the fight with Natalia Nepryaeva and today when I managed to finish on the podium in the tour and can say I'm the winner of the overall World Cup is an unbelievable feeling."
Her performance caps off a brilliant end to the season for Sweden, with the country having seven of the top 15 finishers in the Pursuit.
Nilsson said: "I expected them to catch with me quite fast but when they didn't I thought 'okay let's keep going at my speed'.
Therese Johaug, the overall Distance champion, pushed hard to catch Nilsson but was unable to keep up.