Even without the two Boe brothers, victory in the 4 X 7.5 Km Mixed Relay went to the relay team from Norway on the last day in Otepää, Estonia.
In the sold-out Tehvandi Arena in Otepää the Olympic Champion from Beijing in the line-up with Sivert Bakken, Vetle Christiansen, Tiril Eckhoff and Ingrid Tandrevold was not to be broken, dominated the race from the beginning and won in 1.19.39,3 hours with a lead of 22,5 seconds ahead of Sweden and 34,6 seconds ahead of France on the other places.
The German relay team finished fourth, 1:53.7 minutes behind winner Norway.
Results 4X 7z,5 Km Mixed Relay, Otepää:
1. Norwegen 1.19.39,3 Std.
2.Schweden + 22,5 Sek.
3. Frankreich + 34,6 Sek.
Statement Vetle Christiansen:" Winning the last relay here in front of this super scenery was perfect. Hopefully more World Cups will be held here."
Statement Tiril Eckhoff:" The victory here was very nice, however, I am totally tired."
Statement Quentin Fillon Maillet:" We wanted to get on the podium here, and we succeeded today. For a long time it looked like second place, but we are all happy about bronze as well. You can see that the season is slowly coming to an end."
Image K.Voigt photography