The final of the men was a clearly tactical race, in which after the hand-overs, the pace was usually taken out again. The Russian duo experienced a moment of shock in the penultimate handover when Alexander Bolshunov ran at high speed in the tight transition zone and skied into the skis of his colleague Gleb Retivykh: Bolshunov crashed and obstructed the French, Retivykh stumbled briefly, but then could start in run quickly. As expected, the decision was made only on the last lap, in which the pace was slow at the beginning again. At the top of the climb, the same as in the individual sprint, it came to a standstill again, until Bolshunov completely skied to the outside and started his attack from there. However, he was only able to outsmart very few of his competitors - Lucas Chanavat (FRA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) on the inside of the bend still had the most problems picking up speed again. Norway, Italy, Sweden, Finland and France took up the chase of the Russian and were quickly back on the descent. Ristomatti Hakola (FIN, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) crashed in fifth place and by the time Chanavat had lost to the medal positions at the latest. Johannes Høsflot Klæbo took the last climb before Alexander Bolshunov, where the Norwegian was again running so fast uphill that he was able to open a gap. Federico Pellegrino (ITA) and Calle Halfvarsson (SWE) fought only for bronze when they touched eachother at the bottom of the final climb. Klæbo was unreachable ahead and took together with Emil Iversen the world championship title. "We worked hard for it, we were very motivated to be fast today, having not been good at skiathlon yesterday. It is very special to win here", said Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Emil Iversen said: "A huge ballast falls off my shoulders, last time I was not very lucky, but today we were the best." Klæbo added, "Nobody wants to get into the last downhill first, so I gave everything to get ahead and I could enjoy the final straight." Gleb Retivykh and Alexander Bolshunov secured the silver medal ahead of Italy, who prevailed in the final sprint against Oskar Svensson (SWE, Fischer skis and bindings) and Calle Halfvarsson. Richard Jouve (FRA) and Lucas Chanavat finished fifth ahead of Max Hauke/Dominik Baldauf (both AUT, Fischer skis, bindings and boots).
=> Team Sprint Seefeld (AUT)