Cross-Country Skiing - Kazakh pair claim World Cup team sprint

The Kazakh duo of Denis Volotka and Nikolay Chebotko sprung a surprise as they claimed the first team sprint event of the cross country World Cup season in Quebec.

The pair from Kazakhstan completed the 6 x 1.6km Free Team Sprint in a time of 19 minutes 25.1 seconds.

Second were the Russian pair of Nikita Kriukov and Alexey Petukhov while the Norwegian twosome of Anders Gloeersen and Eirik Brandsdal had to settle for third.

The home pairing of Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey were not at their best however as they came home in fifth.

In the women’s race the victory went to the American duo of Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall in a time of 21:49.5

Second on the day were the German team of Hanna Kolb and Denis Herrmann while the Norwegians Celine Brun-Lie and Maiken Caspersen Falla again took bronze.