– He broke my skate. I couldn’t do anything, says Jules Chapazz.
The Frenchman is furious and gesticulating as NRK speaks to him in the interview area after Friday’s sprint in Val di Fiemme. There, Johannes Hosflott won Klæbo as he wanted, the Norwegian’s fifth consecutive victory in this year’s Tour de Ski.
But the situation in the quarter-finals was what everyone was talking about. There, the aforementioned Chappas was killed by the Swede William Boruma.
– I don’t want to talk to him. I just want him to be disqualified and ranked last, he says.
take the blame
The jury has already taken action on this wish. Poromaa was finally put into heat. Later the penalty was changed to disqualification. That means he will also receive a three-minute time penalty in the abstract, according to Express.
He thus dropped to 35th, 4.46 behind Klæbo’s Johan Hosflotte.
– It’s brutal, says Klæbo to Expressen.
Boruma takes the blame for what happened.
– cI knew right away that ‘this would probably be a yellow card’, so it was sad, the Swede admits in the interview area.
– Did you feel guilty right away? Expressen asks.
– Yes, I felt like I was taking too much of a chance. I look back, and it’s clearly on the border, but I think I’ll be able to get there, but it just didn’t work out that way.
William Poromaa, like Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, uploaded the Tour de Ski in Davos, and they even stayed in the same hotel for Christmas. But where things ran smoothly for Klæbo, it was the hardest for Poromaa.
called “small eyes”
Even before Friday’s sprint started, he had to endure criticism from NRK’s cross-country expert Torgeir Bjørn.
– It’s a six on the summary, so it’s not bad at all, but it was a bit of a whiner and a bit of a complainer about training, competitions, and competitors. Bjorn said in the radio broadcast that he should focus on moving quickly, because he has the ability to be completely and completely there.
Soon after, Buruma broke the front staff.
– That is the case, he says when he hears of Bjorn’s criticisms.
However, he believes it is not a matter of wrong focus.
Dad gets angry
– I think people think there is a lot of energy leakage. Same with my dad, he gets angry and thinks I focus too much on other things. But for me, it’s just a lighter fluid, says Buruma.
He needs that now before the last two stages. On Saturday, the Tour de Ski continues with a 10km combined classic start.
– What I have to take with me is that my body feels good, and there are two phases left that work for me well,” says William Buruma.
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