Petter Northug takes Tour de Ski lead
DOBBIACO, Italy -- Olympic champion Petter Northug Jr. of Norway took the overall lead in the Tour de Ski after winning Thursday's 35-kilometer free pursuit cross-country race.
Northug surged ahead from a four-man lead group on the final uphill section of the fourth stage from Cortina to Dobbiaco, near the Austrian border, and won in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 32.7 seconds.
Alexander Legkov of Russia finished second, 0.7 seconds behind, and two-time defending champion Dario Cologna of Switzerland ...
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