MOSCOW, 1 January / TASS / Russian Alexander Bolshunov finished second in the free style sprint race of the prestigious Tour de Ski cross-country event The first race of the competition took place in Switzerland

The Italian Federico Pellegrino won with 3 minutes and 8 minutes44 seconds Bolschunow, leaders of the world championship, was 057 seconds too late to finish second. The French Richard Jouve was third (253)

Bolschunow is the reigning winner of the Tour de Ski. Last season, the Russian also won the overall world championship

The next Tour de Ski race will also take place on 2 January in Switzerland, a classic mass start

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World news – FI – The Russian cross-country skier Bolshunov is second in the sprint of the Tour de Ski