Germany, Norway win cross country relays

BEITOSTOLEN, Norway -- Germany won the men's cross country
ski relay and Norway captured the women's relay Sunday at a World
Cup meet.
The German quartet covered the 40-kilometer mixed-style relay in
1 hour, 31 minutes, 37.5 seconds.
Andreas Schlutter and Axel Teichmann, last year's individual
World Cup overall champion, skied the first two classic-style legs
for the Germans. Jens Filbrich and Tobias Angerer skied the last
two freestyle legs.
France was 4.3 seconds behind in second place and Norway was
The Norwegian team of Ella Gjomle, Vibeke Skofterud, Hilde G.
Pedersen and defending individual overall champion Marit Bjorgen
clocked 54:28.2 in the 20K women's event.
Germany was second and Finland third.