CAN Y (TUR)
- Gold 26:04.69
The race wasn´t very easy, mostly because of the wind. The course is good for me, you know cross country can be like this. It was nice that I had a good battle with Fabienne Schlumpf. I wasn´t hundred procent this season, but now I think I´m coming back. And yes... I felt some kind of pressure as a defending champion.
GRØVDAL KB (NOR)
- Bronze 26:06.73
I am very happy with my medal, it´s my fourth now in the European Championships. I had so much power in the end, so I actually hoped that we would have one more lap. I felt I was getting stronger throughout the race. So when the bell rang I was disappointed, I thought we would have two more laps to go. The course was very heavy, but it is fun because there is always something happening.