Lind, Sidko win World Cup cross-country ski races

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic -- Bjoern Lind of Sweden won the men's event and Alena Sidko of Russia took the women's race Friday in a World Cup cross-country ski meet.

Lind won the 1.2-kilometer sprint, followed by Peter Larsson of Sweden.

Sidko controlled the women's race from the start. Anna Dahlberg of Sweden finished second.