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