Well, he won the big one,credit to him, although I still don't see the point in having mass start for the longest distance.
The mass start rules in the 50km, there would be riots in Norway if they stopped that.
He is still a bit of whiny bitch though and I am surprised he actually took the lead a few kms out. The other guys should know they have to change the pace and go a bit earlier and ski the kick out of him.
Agreed, he should have been in Torino, but lets see him defend the title in 2011 in Oslo.