Cross-country skiing: Swede Svard wins Jizerská 50


Sweden’s Oskar Svard has won the annual Jizerská padesátka, or Jizerská 50, a gruelling 50 kilometre cross-country skiing race held in the Jizerská mountains near Liberec, north of Prague. It is the third time the Swede has won the competition. He finished ahead of Norway’s Thomas Alsgaard. The Czech Republic’s Stanislav Řezáč was third.

The women’s race, meanwhile, was won by Norway’s Sandra Hansson.