In the case of dream conditions, 70 cm of snow with fixed trails and very good organization, the local athletes got all the titles. After the 50 km race in free technique, there were strong position battles for the men in the classic race over 30 km of track.The Austrian Harald Lemmerer, who was still in second place after the race in free technique, lost the contact to the Finns Ville Maunuksela and Niko Nättinen in the classic technique. He won the bronze medal with a good race. The European Championship titel won with a courageous race of the Finn Ville Maunuksela, who turned his countryman Niko Nättinen to second place.
In the women there was a three-fold success for Finland. It won clearly Eeva Nurmi (FIN) before Mirva Rottensteiner and Mari Philatie.