In the men's final the pace was even slower, so no one really had trouble keeping up until the pace finally got faster. That was the case before the fourth handover and Norway, Sweden and Russia2 led the race. Dietmar Nöckler (ITA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) also worked his way up to give Federico Pellegrino (ITA) the best possible starting position. Golberg was ahead of Nöckler before the last handover and Pellegrino went into the race with rage in the stomach after yesterday's disqualification and led the field in front of Norway, France and Norway. Eirik Brandsdal was the first to start into the final lap in front of the strong-skiing Dominik Baldauf (AUT, Fischer skis, bindings and boots), who was in a team with Tobias Habenicht (AUT), and Pellegrino. In the last turn, the unlucky Frenchman suffered a broken pole with Jouve and Dominik Baldauf suffered the same fate on the uphill in third position. Sindre Bjørnestad Skar could not be reached by anyone and celebrated his second victory this weekend together with Erik Valnes. "You have to ski from the lead and stay out of trouble," explained Skar, although the team took the lead just before the end of the race. "We did well and took the lead in the last handover, and eveything went well." Second place went to their team-mates Eirik Brandsdal and Pål Golberg, who made the double victory perfect. Russia's Artem Maltsev (RUS, Fischer skis and bindings) and Gleb Retivykh (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) secured the podium ahead of the Swiss Roman Schaad and Jovian Hediger (both SUI), who also had to replace a broken pole earlier in the race. Andrey Krasnov and Alexander Terentev (both RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished in fifth place as Russia2.
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