Jorien ter Mors does not find it strange that on Sunday she applied for the leader in the classification for the decisive 5 kilometers in the NK all-around in Heerenveen. He wants to save himself for the NK sprint next week in Thialfu.
“My intention was to have a good weekend for the NK sprint. I did that. If I had a big lead, I would drive 5 kilometers, but that’s not the case,” Ter Morse told the team. ME.
Ter Morse surprisingly had to give up the 1,500-meter victory to Antoinette de Jong on Sunday. Therefore, she had less than three seconds difference in the classification over De Jong, who is otherwise much better at 5 kilometers.
“I’m not going to win 5 kilometers with this lead. I want to choose wisely and I’ve invested enough work. That’s what I decided. If this was a scenario, I wouldn’t be driving 5 kilometers.”
De Jong will now compete with Melissa Wijfje for the Dutch all-around 5km title. They compete against each other in the fourth and final stage. De Jong defends a five-second lead.
The 5 mile starts on Sunday at 3:32 p.m. The winner of the NK qualifies for the European All-Around Championship, which will be held on January 16 and 17 in Heerenveen.