Russia has won the men's cross-country relay ski event while Germany captured the women's relay at the World Cup meet in La Clusaz, France.

The Russian men covered Sunday's 4x10 kilometer mixed style race in 1:45:58.04. Vassily Rotchev and Nikolay Pankratov skied the two first classic style legs, and Alexander Legkov and Evgeny Dementiev skied the last two freestyle laps.

Norway took second place, just over 1:24 behind, while Germany was third, slightly more than another second back.

In the women's race, Germany took first place with a time of 56:14.06. Sweden finished second, 12.7 seconds back, while the Czech Republic took third place, another two seconds behind.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.