Finnish team leader Ilkka Herola dominated the Finlandia
Veikkaus Cup competition held at Vuokatti this week.
Ranks two and three went to Jim Ha"rtull and
Herola had already been in the lead after the ski
jumping part with a jump of 94 metres which gave
him an intermediate amount of 119 points. Leevi
Mutru had the only other jump over 90 metres on
Vuokatti’s HS 100 hill with 92 metres and 116 points
which meant that he went out on the roller-ski track
12 seconds after Herola. The intermediate third
place was held by Jim Ha"rtull who jumped 87
metres (105 p.) and started the race 56 seconds
after the leader Herola.
On the track, there was no discussion about who
would take the victory at any point: Ilkka Herola
set the fastest time on the track with 25:54.0 for
the 12-kilometre roller-ski track. He finally crossed
the finish line a whopping one minute and 27 seconds
ahead of Jim Ha"rtull who managed to overtake
Leevi Mutru on the way. Mutru finally finished +01:36
after Herola. Rank four went to Herola’s brother
Matti, Marcus Torni and Arttu Ma"kiaho finished
fifth and sixth.
In the junior class, Wille Karhumaa clearly won
ahead of Vili Laukkanen and Rasmus Ahtava".