Kyburz: “It’s good to have achieved this so early”

Posted on | September 8, 2012 | Category: Arena

Matthias Kyburz is just 22 years old, but he is already European Champion, World Champion and winner of the World Cup overall. That makes him proud. “I am happy that I have achieved all this already”, he smiles.

He had a margin of three minutes to Olav Lundanes in the chasing start. He started very well and Lundanes and Thierry Gueorgiou just took a few seconds off him in the early part. “It was technically difficult and physically tough. I tried to run safely”.

Towards the end of the course he lost a bit more than a minute on one control. Suddenly the lead was just about one minute, and Matthias got a bit nervous. “I started to look behind me”, he says.

There was in fact no danger at all. Kyburz again had a great race. He also showed that he can cope with much more than Sprint, and he can also do very well in Nordic terrain.

He hasn’t planned any celebration of his great success, but he has planned how to be even better. For the coming days he will stay in Vuokatti and prepare and train hard for the coming World Championships just there.


Matthias Kyburz won both the Nordic Tour and the World Cup overall.

Photo: Erik Borg

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