RacingWorld CupMore From The Women’s Sprint Relay In Germany

FasterSkier FasterSkierOctober 25, 2004

The Norwegian women’s sprint team with Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen and Marit Bjorgen held the lead from start to finish in Sunday’s World Cup team sprint relay in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The stage was set for an exciting race with a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and more than 100,000 spectators in the streets of Dusseldorf.

The competition knew that the Norwegian team was going to be tough to beat after they had won their semi-finale heat by almost 10 seconds to Russia.

Gjermundshaug and Bjorgen were almost as dominating in the final and took the lead already on the first leg. The team was in control the whole way and won by 4.8 seconds to Germany.

Bjorgen took two victories this weekend since she also won the individual sprint race on Saturday.

Norway’s second team also made it into the finale and was in second place for a while on the second leg, but ended in ninth.

The Finnish team disappointed big time and did not qualify any teams for the finale.

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