...as was Stina Nilsson!!
I don't follow any XC, but I wanted to watch the sprints because the format is super fun (and similar to some orienteering sprint formats I've run). Anyway, I became a Klaebo fan in the first heat because I liked his style. It was so different than the others!
Klaebo has revolutionized XC skiing in many ways already even though he´s only 22 years old. He won the first 10 World Cup races this 2017/18 season - both sprints and distance races. In total he has started in 18 sprint races - qualifications included - and has won 15 of them. Only lost one final and two qualifiers where he placed second.
Especially his "running" style going uphill is different and apparently very efficient - many skiers are already trying to copy him - and of course he´s got a very explosive speed change which usually occurs before the sprint finish.