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