KARLSTAD, Sweden (AP) Sebastien Ogier earned his second victory of the season by winning Rally Sweden after coming from behind on the final stage Sunday when his two main rivals went off the road.
The Frenchman was only third in his Volkswagen Polo going into the final stage but first overtook teammate Andreas Mikkelsen when the Norwegian's car hit a snow bank and spun. Leader Thierry Neuville of Belgium then hit a snow bank and lost time, settling for second place. Mikkelsen was third.
Ogier said ''it's a crazy win because I had to push flat out from the beginning of the rally to the end. I made only one mistake on Friday and apart from that I'm proud to have kept the car on the road at that level of speed.''
He won the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally in January and is the defending world champion.