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15 kilometres, Freestyle, Men

Date15 February 2010 — 12:30
StatusOlympic
LocationWhistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Participants95 from 49 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 15,390 m
Height Differential: 85 m
Intermediate 1: 4.9 km
Intermediate 2: 7.5 km
Intermediate 3: 12.4 km
Maximum Climb: 59 m
Total Climbing: 564 m

The defending champion and 2009 World Champion, Estonia’s Andrus Veerpalu, did not contest the event, starting only in the 50 km in Vancouver. This likely left Lukáš Bauer (CZE) as the favorite. Bauer was leading the 2009-10 World Cup, had won the distance and overall World Cup in 2007-08, and was runner-up to Veerpalu in the 15 km at the 2009 Worlds. With skiers setting off at 30 second intervals, Maurice Manificat (FRA) took an early lead in the competition, leading at the first two intermediate markers, and would eventually finish sixth with a time of 34:27.4. Pietro Piller Cottrer (ITA), who had won the test event at the course some 12 months earlier, had been quoted as saying that the course was too easy, and as he skied into a lead with a time of 34:00.9, it looked as though he may win gold. However, out on the course Dario Cologna (SUI), who had won the 2009 Tour de Ski, was the leader at the final check point and took the lead with a time of 33:36.3, a time which would easily hold up for the gold medal, giving Switzerland its first ever gold in cross-country skiing. Bauer followed home in a time of 34:12.0 to take the bronze medal, narrowly defeating Marcus Hellner (SWE) who was always close to a medal spot on the course, but just faded at the end to finish 1.5 seconds behind Bauer. He would later win a pursuit gold in Vancouver. Finishing in 94th place was Roberto Carcelén, the first ever Winter Olympian from Peru.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)
133Dario ColognaSUI33:36.311:02.1 (2)16:49.5 (2)27:53.3 (1)Gold
225Pietro Piller CottrerITA34:00.911:05.5 (3)16:54.5 (3)28:07.7 (2)Silver
334Lukáš BauerCZE34:12.011:06.0 (4)17:02.5 (4)28:16.7 (4)Bronze
435Marcus HellnerSWE34:13.510:55.2 (1)16:46.5 (1)28:10.4 (3)
526Vincent VittozFRA34:16.211:08.1 (5)17:03.4 (7)28:25.3 (6)
613Maurice ManificatFRA34:27.411:09.1 (7)17:03.3 (6)28:25.8 (7)
718Tobias AngererGER34:28.511:12.3 (=10)17:03.0 (5)28:28.3 (8)
820Ivan BabikovCAN34:30.011:20.0 (14)17:18.7 (13)28:40.2 (11)
924Maksim VylegzhaninRUS34:31.611:22.0 (22)17:20.9 (16)28:38.7 (9)
1031Giorgio Di CentaITA34:36.211:12.1 (=8)17:13.5 (12)28:40.0 (10)
1119Johan OlssonSWE34:39.311:12.1 (=8)17:08.2 (8)28:24.1 (5)
126Toni LiversSUI34:43.311:14.2 (12)17:08.9 (9)28:41.1 (12)
131Ville NousiainenFIN34:45.511:25.7 (27)17:24.5 (21)28:47.3 (14)
142Aleksey PoltoraninKAZ34:50.511:28.0 (29)17:34.1 (32)28:54.3 (20)
=155Remo FischerSUI34:51.111:21.7 (20)17:23.6 (20)28:53.0 (18)
=1528Aleksandr LegkovRUS34:51.111:08.6 (6)17:09.8 (10)28:43.5 (13)
1717Curdin PerlSUI34:51.811:22.5 (23)17:26.5 (25)28:55.9 (21)
1810Martin KoukalCZE34:53.511:21.8 (21)17:25.6 (23)28:51.1 (17)
1921Valerio ChecchiITA34:53.711:20.4 (15)17:24.7 (22)28:49.8 (15)
204Emmanuel JonnierFRA34:55.111:18.4 (13)17:20.0 (14)28:50.5 (16)
2111Alex HarveyCAN34:55.611:28.3 (30)17:26.0 (24)28:57.5 (23)
2223Daniel RickardssonSWE34:58.711:20.8 (18)17:20.5 (15)28:56.9 (22)
239Martin BajčičákSVK34:59.311:31.6 (=37)17:36.0 (37)28:53.1 (19)
2414Thomas MorigglITA34:59.911:34.3 (44)17:35.2 (36)29:00.3 (24)
253Anders SödergrenSWE35:01.211:32.7 (42)17:37.2 (38)29:02.5 (27)
2644Pyotr SedovRUS35:06.211:24.2 (25)17:30.7 (28)29:03.9 (28)
2737Teemu KattilakoskiFIN35:06.811:23.5 (24)17:21.2 (17)29:02.2 (26)
287Tord Asle GjerdalenNOR35:10.511:28.5 (31)17:28.5 (26)29:12.2 (30)
=2942George GreyCAN35:13.011:34.1 (43)17:40.6 (42)29:14.5 (32)
=2947Martin JakšCZE35:13.011:27.5 (28)17:29.9 (27)29:12.6 (31)
3122Sergey ShiryayevRUS35:14.511:12.3 (=10)17:12.3 (11)29:00.7 (25)
3227Jean-Marc GaillardFRA35:20.511:20.6 (=16)17:34.6 (33)29:07.8 (29)
3316Martin Johnsrud SundbyNOR35:26.311:31.9 (40)17:41.4 (43)29:21.9 (36)
3438Juha LallukkaFIN35:28.811:31.6 (=37)17:32.5 (31)29:18.7 (34)
358Sergey DolidovichBLR35:29.411:45.3 (56)18:04.3 (59)29:23.4 (38)
3629René SommerfeldtGER35:31.311:29.3 (32)17:32.1 (30)29:20.1 (35)
3746Paul PepeneROU35:33.711:29.8 (34)17:37.7 (39)29:25.6 (39)
3840Nikolay ChebotkoKAZ35:34.111:21.3 (19)17:23.5 (19)29:16.5 (33)
3932Matti HeikkinenFIN35:37.111:37.4 (45)17:56.2 (52)29:41.7 (46)
4048Ivan BátorySVK35:38.111:24.3 (26)17:31.2 (29)29:23.0 (37)
4136Petter NorthugNOR35:39.511:20.6 (=16)17:21.5 (18)29:34.9 (42)
4212Ronny HafsåsNOR35:41.811:40.8 (51)17:34.9 (35)29:29.6 (40)
4352Milan ŠperlCZE35:46.411:30.3 (35)17:34.7 (34)29:37.2 (44)
4430Axel TeichmannGER35:47.011:45.1 (55)17:54.1 (50)29:42.9 (48)
4550Ben SimAUS35:48.611:31.7 (39)17:40.0 (=40)29:34.3 (41)
4639Tom ReicheltGER35:50.411:32.5 (41)17:40.0 (=40)29:42.2 (47)
4743Sergey CherepanovKAZ35:50.811:40.7 (50)17:52.4 (49)29:36.0 (43)
4851James SouthamUSA35:58.211:37.5 (46)17:49.0 (46)29:40.5 (45)
4945Nobu NaruseJPN36:01.611:40.6 (49)17:56.5 (55)29:47.6 (50)
5062Veselin TsinzovBUL36:11.711:44.9 (54)17:54.4 (51)29:49.9 (51)
5141Aivar RehemaaEST36:13.511:29.6 (33)17:50.9 (48)29:47.5 (49)
5264Gordon JewettCAN36:17.911:53.4 (60)18:04.2 (58)30:07.3 (53)
5356Vicenç VilarrublaESP36:22.712:03.4 (66)18:16.0 (61)30:09.3 (56)
5466Michal MalákSVK36:22.811:44.0 (53)17:47.3 (44)30:08.7 (=54)
5560Andrew MusgraveGBR36:32.411:46.2 (57)18:03.8 (57)30:15.1 (57)
5653Yevgeny VelichkoKAZ36:33.011:51.2 (59)18:12.3 (60)30:20.4 (59)
5767Petrică HogiuROU36:39.511:48.5 (58)18:02.9 (56)30:27.0 (60)
5859Garrott KuzzyUSA36:41.511:43.7 (52)17:56.4 (=53)30:16.3 (58)
5915Kris FreemanUSA36:41.611:37.7 (=47)17:50.6 (47)29:57.5 (52)
6054Aleksey IvanovBLR36:48.211:37.7 (=47)17:56.4 (=53)30:08.7 (=54)
6155Roman LeibiukUKR36:49.711:54.3 (61)18:25.7 (64)30:36.2 (61)
6261Oleksandr PutskoUKR37:09.812:09.0 (69)18:30.7 (66)30:47.4 (62)
6380Leonid KorneyenkoBLR37:29.211:54.4 (62)18:16.2 (62)31:02.9 (65)
6469Simi HamiltonUSA37:30.511:58.8 (63)18:28.9 (65)31:09.9 (66)
6557Diego RuizESP37:31.812:03.2 (=64)18:23.9 (63)30:53.6 (64)
6649Maciej KreczmerPOL37:38.011:31.4 (36)17:47.4 (45)30:51.5 (63)
6758Karel TammjärvEST37:38.412:08.9 (68)18:34.2 (69)31:16.8 (69)
6865Xu WenlongCHN37:39.512:03.7 (67)18:33.7 (68)31:12.7 (67)
6963Javier GutiérrezESP37:55.712:22.7 (73)18:42.5 (71)31:31.0 (71)
7076Sergey MikayelyanARM37:58.912:14.6 (70)18:37.0 (70)31:13.5 (68)
7168Aleksejus NovoselskisLTU38:01.612:03.2 (=64)18:31.9 (67)31:25.1 (70)
7274Jānis PaipalsLAT38:18.012:21.9 (72)18:54.8 (73)31:49.4 (73)
7370Francesc SouliéAND38:36.012:19.0 (71)18:46.9 (72)31:48.8 (72)
7471Andrew YoungGBR38:45.112:29.8 (75)19:05.6 (75)32:08.3 (74)
7577Andrej BurićCRO38:51.012:25.0 (74)19:02.4 (74)32:11.2 (75)
7673Jonas Thor OlsenDEN39:01.812:48.6 (78)19:23.8 (77)32:18.0 (76)
7778Sabahattin OğlagoTUR39:03.012:41.3 (76)19:16.9 (76)32:23.8 (77)
7883Mladen PlakalovićBIH39:41.412:46.5 (77)19:35.9 (78)32:50.2 (78)
7975Lee Jun-GilKOR39:51.612:49.3 (=79)19:38.2 (79)33:12.6 (79)
8082Amar GaribovićSRB40:12.012:49.3 (=79)19:58.7 (80)33:19.1 (80)
8184Zoltán TagschererHUN41:15.013:10.5 (81)20:18.4 (81)34:11.1 (81)
8285Carlos LannesARG41:34.913:21.5 (82)20:30.7 (85)34:23.3 (83)
8390Tashi LundupIND41:36.813:24.3 (84)20:30.0 (83)34:16.9 (82)
8494Mehdi-Selim KhelifiALG41:38.513:30.4 (86)20:28.7 (82)34:36.5 (84)
8579Darko DamjanovskiMKD41:48.213:25.5 (85)20:36.2 (86)34:50.9 (85)
8687Sergiu BalanMDA42:12.113:23.6 (83)20:30.3 (84)34:58.3 (86)
8791Khürelbaataryn Khash-ErdeneMGL42:27.413:44.8 (88)21:06.5 (88)35:17.5 (87)
8888Tucker MurphyBER42:39.113:54.1 (89)21:08.9 (89)35:26.6 (88)
8981Seyed Sattar SeydIRI42:41.113:38.9 (87)20:44.0 (87)35:33.6 (89)
9089Leandro RibelaBRA43:36.214:02.1 (90)21:20.0 (90)36:21.0 (90)
9186PJ BarronIRL43:50.414:13.2 (91)21:50.5 (91)36:38.7 (91)
9293Dachhiri SherpaNEP44:26.514:34.8 (92)21:57.9 (92)36:49.6 (92)
9396Robel TeklemariamETH45:18.914:43.2 (93)22:17.0 (93)37:45.5 (93)
9492Roberto CarcelénPER45:53.615:04.2 (94)22:53.0 (94)38:23.3 (94)
9595Danny SilvaPOR49:31.416:15.8 (95)24:32.0 (95)41:19.7 (95)
DNS72Ben KoonsNZL– (–)– (–)– (–)