Johan Olsson of Sweden and Therese Johaug of Norway won classical-style races Feb. 17 in the last cross-country World Cup event before the start of the world championships.
Olsson won the men's 15-kilometer race in 34 minutes, 47.5 seconds, beating overall World Cup leader Dario Cologna of Switzerland by 11.8 seconds. Alexander Legkov of Russia was third, 13.9 seconds back.
In the women's 10K race, Johaug clocked 26:16.7 to beat runaway overall leader Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland by 8.9 seconds. Kristin Stoermer Steira of Norway was 13.4 back in third.
Triple Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway pulled out of the race to rest up ahead of the worlds in Val di Fiemme, Italy, which start Feb. 21.
In downhill, rookie professional Frida Hansdotter continued her impressive inaugural campaign, placing third in the in the World Ski Championships in Schladming in Austria on Saturday.
"I am super happy," she said.
The 27-year-old was leading the event after an opening run of 50.41 seconds but ultimately succumbed to the pace of US teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin in the final.
Hansdotter has placed second in four races this season and was satisfied with a bronze in the final women's event of the World Ski Championships.
"I did two good runs and I have a medal so I'm satisfied," she said.
Mikaela Shiffrin meanwhile confirmed her status as the most promising prodigy in women's alpine skiing when she shelved her school homework for long enough to win the world slalom crown.