Cross country skiers post first win in 30 years

Swiss cross country skiers won a four-by-ten-kilometre relay race on Sunday for the first time in the 30-year history of the World Cup contest.

This content was published on December 19, 2010 minutes and agencies

Racers Toni Livers, Olympic medalist Dario Cologna, Remo Fischer and Curdin Perl posted a combined time of one hour, 42 minutes, 14.6 seconds, holding off Russia and Norway for the win in La Clusaz, France.

Up to now, the most talked-about result for the Swiss men’s cross-country relay team was a bronze medal at the Olympic games in Sapporo, Japan, in 1972.

Russia's team included Maxim Vylegzhanin and Alexander Legkov, who were first and third respectively in Saturday's 30-kilometer freestyle mass start race in the same French resort.

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