Norway triumph in team sprints
Jan 16, 2011, 14:12 GMT
Liberec, Czech Republic - Norway won both the men's and women's team sprints in the cross-country World Cup in Liberec, Czech Republic Sunday.
Men's duo Johan Kjoelstad and Ola Vigen Hattestad clocked 21 minutes 47.1 seconds in the 6x1.6km classic-style race to beat the Swedes Jesper Modin and Mats Larsson by 4.4 seconds.
Norway's second pairing of Eirik Brandsdal and John Kristian Dahl took third, 8.1 seconds behind.
Maiken Falla and Marit Bjoerrgen won the women's 6x1.3km race in 19:30.8, 30.5 seconds ahead of Italians Magda Genuin and Marianna Longa.
The second Norwegian team of Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes and Celine Brun-Lie were 43.6 seconds behind their compatriots in third place.
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