Skier Nepryaeva won the time trial at the Russian Cup stage in Khakassia
MOSCOW, 1 Dec – Natalya Nepryaeva became the winner of the race with a separate start in the classic style at the second stage of the Russian Cup in cross-country skiing, which takes place in Top of Tyoi (Khakassia).
She covered the distance of 10 km in 28 minutes 41.9 seconds. The second place went to Ekaterina Smirnova (+0.4 seconds), the third place was taken by Aliya Iksanova (+18.2 seconds).
Nepryaeva is the winner of the relay at the Beijing Olympics. Another Olympic champion of the Games in the Chinese capital, Yulia Stupak, did not start.
The second stage of the Russian Cup will end on December 4th.