Russia Norway win cross-country team sprints

eTaiwan News
Sunday 12th January, 2014

Russia defeated Norway to win the cross-country World Cup team sprint Sunday while Norway came first in the women’s event.Olympic and World sprint champion Nikita Kriukov teamed up with Maxim Vylegzhanin to finish the 6×1.6-kilometer classic style race in 22 minutes, 03.89 seconds, beating Eldar Roenning and Eirik Bransdal by 0.22 seconds.Another Norwegian pair of Paal Golberg and Ola Vigen Hattestad was third, 1.78 seconds back.The discipline will be featured in next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi but each nation can use just one team.In the women’s race, Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvild …

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