At the last World Cup just before the World Championship Gabriela Soukalova from Czech once again proved to be in best form in Presque Isle (USA). Her perfect shooting and a strong skiing performance helped her to the sprint victory over the distance of 7, 5 km in 20:02.2. She also couldn´t be beaten in 10 km pursuit and triumphed with 3 failures and an advantage of 34 seconds. She won in 31:24.6. With these victories she is No. 1 in the overall ranking.