November 30, 2014

OSTERSUND, Sweden (AP) Double Olympic champion Martin Fourcade pulled away with a late sprint to give France a narrow victory over Norway in a mixed relay on Sunday in the first biathlon World Cup competition of the season.

Fourcade started the anchor leg 36 seconds behind the leaders but was in a three-way group with Norway and Germany coming into the stadium. He edged ahead of Norway's Lars Helge Birkeland and Germany's Simon Schempp to give France the win in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 5.5 seconds. Norway and third-place Germany were both 0.2 seconds behind.

Ukraine finished fourth with Italy in fifth.

The mixed relay has two women in each team skiing a 6-kilometer leg, with the two men doing 7.5K.

The World Cup meet continues on Wednesday with the men's individual 20K race.

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