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