Germany pip hosts in relay

Sun, 23 Jan 15:20:00 2011

The German men's team won the men's 4x7.5km World Cup relay race in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, to upset hopes of a home victory.

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Italy's men came in second after recovering from a weak start to lead the race half-way through the penultimate leg.

But a strong finish from the German quartet was enough to bring them gold in a combined time of one hour 10 minutes 17.2 seconds.

The Italians to settle for silver some 18.6 seconds back, with Norway taking the bronze a further 10 seconds behind.


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