RUHPOLDING, Germany – With the ultimate result decided by just one tenth of a second, yesterday’s men’s 4 x 7.5 k relay here was an exciting one. Here are some photos of the action.
A child in a fox costume gets ready for the flower ceremony.
The leaders on the second leg head up a hill at the farthest point on course.
More from the start of the relay.
Alexis Boeuf of France leads out the start of the relay.
Evgeniy Ustyugov (RUS) leads Andreas Birnbacher (GER) and Daniel Mesotitsch (AUT).
German leadoff skier Christoph Stephan on the way to the start.
Bjorn Ferry (SWE) leads Dominik Windisch (ITA).
Johannes Thingnes Bo (NOR) on the way to the start in Ruhpolding, Germany, earlier this season.
Simon Fourcade (FRA) is casual as he approaches the range.
Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR), making up ground.
Coaches encourage Bjorn Ferry (SWE) on course.
fans cheer as Andreas Birnbacher (GER) disappears over the crest of a hill.
Dmitry Malyshko (RUS) and Simon Schempp (GER).
Erik Lesser was exhausted after his effort that brought Germany to the lead.
Tarjei Bo passes Ing-Bok Lee of South Korea as he makes up some of the time his younger brother lost for Norway.
Alexei Volkov (RUS), Tobias Arwidson (SWE), and Andrejs Rastorguyes (LAT) on the first leg.
Anton Shipulin (RUS) is the first to leave the final shooting stage.
Athletes on the range.
A stadium worker pumps up the fans by waving one of their flags for them.
The start of the relay.
Dominik Landertinger (AUT).
Can you spot the skiers? The second leg leaders on the last climb.
Andrejs Rastorgujevs (LAT) leads the first leg of the relay up the final climb.
Alexis Boeuf (FRA) out on course.
Michal Krcmar (CZE) leads Scott Perras (CAN).
Carl Johan Bergman (SWE) leaving a shooting stage.
Anton Shipulin (RUS), Simon Schempp (GER), and Dominik Landertinger (AUT) on the final stage.
One of the course’s steep downhills had little snow.
The leaders on the first leg.
Andrejs Rastorguyevs (LAT), running to the start.
Erik Lesser (GER) leads Fredrik Lindstrom (SWE) onto the range.
Jaroslav Soukup (CZE).
Sergui Sednev (UKR).
Fans look on as skiers approach on a ribbon of snow. There’s not much of the white stuff in Ruhpolding.
Christoph Sumann (AUT) leading Markus Windisch (ITA).
Carl Johan Bergman (SWE) takes off after receiving the tag from Fredrik Lindstrom.
Ondrej Moravec (CZE).