Three double podiums
Madshus racers dominate both the biathlon and cross-country World Cup competitions on Sunday.
First, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) earn her first World Cup victory of the season, winning the 10-kilometer skate race in Davos (SUI) by five seconds.
“A race like this is what I train for every day of the year. I started out conservatively, and I really had no idea I was skiing all that fast, but the coaches kept telling me I as ahead. This was a fantastic day for me, and Davos is my favorite World Cup venue,” Østberg said after the race.
Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) snagged the last podium spot, her second World Cup podium this season.
The next FIS World Cup races take place in Toblach (ITA) on December 16-17.
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At the IBU Biathlon World Cup relay, Ole Einar Bjørndalen helped Norway to a spectacular victory. The Norwegian team won by a 2-minute margin in the challenging conditions in Hochfilzen (AUT). Benedikt Doll skied the second leg for Germany, who was second after beating France by 40 seconds.
In the women’s relay, Vanessa Hinz skied the first leg for Germany and laid the foundation for first place, while Anais Bescond anchored France to third place.
The IBU World Cup now moves on to Annecy (FRA) on Dec 14 to 17 for the final round before Christmas.