In the men's relay were exceptionally fewer teams at the start than in the ladies race, a total of only nine different nations, which were not optimally occupied in the top nations. The race was first determined by Norway I and Russia I, who set the pace by Golberg (NOR) and Andrey Larkov (RUS, Fischer ***) and escaped along with Björn Sandström (SWE, Fischer ***) in the long climb. After the exchange, the pace was reduced, so that many teams could catch up again. In the long climb before the next exchange, it was Norway I with Hans Christer Holund (NOR, Fischer ***) and Russia II with Evgeniy Belov (RUS) who increased the pace and escaped with Iivo Niskanen (FIN, Fischer *** ) from the rest of the group. But even now, the pace on the first kilometers after the exchange again slowed down significantly, until the Norwegians Sjur Røthe (NOR) and Simen Hegstad Krüger (NOR) and Jens Burman (SWE) took the initiative before the final exchange and opened a small lead which was quickly closed again. At the last lapping six athletes were together, so the decision had to fall again on the long climb: The Russians Andrey Melnichenko (RUS I, Fischer ***) and Sergey Ustiugov (RUS II, Fischer ***) took the lead and increased the pace and Finland and then the Swedes were not able to follow. Then the gap opened also behind the leaders, as Ustiugov noticed after a look over his shoulder and told his team mate with a short call. The Russians were now on their own, and Ustiugov, who had been dissatisfied with his performance so far, stormed past Melnichenko and secured victory for Russia II ahead of the first Russian relay with Andrey Larkov (RUS, Fischer ***), Ilia Semikov (RUS, Fischer **), Denis Spitsov (RUS, Fischer ***) and Melnichenko. A few seconds later, the Norwegian squadrons fought for third place together with Germany. Third place went to Norway I with Pål Golberg, Hans Christer Holund, Sjur Røthe and final runner Finn Hågen Krogh (NOR, Fischer ***) ahead of Norway II with Niklas Dyrhaug (NOR, Fischer ***), Mattis Stenshagen (NOR), Simen Hegstad Kruger and Vebjorn Turtveit (NOR). The German quartet Sebastian Eisenlauer (GER, Fischer ***), Janosch Brugger (GER), Lucas Bögl (GER) and Jonas Dobler (GER, Fischer ***) were very satisfied with their race and fifth place.
=> 4x7,5km Relay Lillehammer (NOR)
* = Fischer skis
** = Fischer skis and bindings
*** = Fischer skis, bindings and boots