The Russian national team won the men's relay race of the World Cup in Sochi.
- Evgeny Ustyugov Alexander Loginov, Anton and Dmitry SHIPULIN Malishko
The Russian national team won the small crystal globe in the men's relay competition, winning the relay race at the World Cup in Sochi.
World Cup. Offset male relay races
1. Russia — 305 points.
2. Norway — 302.
3. France — 296.
The first stage unexpectedly won the Kazakh Ian Sawicki. But almost all the favorites, including Anton SHIPULIN, gave him a little. Only German Lesser smeared on the maturation, because of what has caught half a minute gap.
At the beginning of the second phase of leadership intercepted Alexander Loginov. But start with the bat got a young athlete sideways. Alexander flunked maturation, earning a penalty lap, and with it a minute gap. At the reception on the penalty loop has earned the Norwegian L'Abe Lund, French and Slovene Beatrix Fak. Swede Bergman won the stage, while it fell to the transmission and provoked minizaval.
Dmitry Malishko spent his stage perfectly. Thanks to the quick feet and clean shooting, he not only brought the Russian team in the first place, but was able to create for Ustyugova albeit small, but still a 5 second advantage over closest pursuers — the Germans. The other lost a half a minute.
Ustiugov immediately began to break away from the young German Dolly. Eugene had a great maturation, and then rack, and went to the final round with a minute advantage! Jack quietly passed last lap and brought it to victory, finishing with the flag proudly in their hands.
The second place was occupied by the Germans. Czechs finished third.