Vylegzhanin wins WCup cross-country skiathlon



DEMINO, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin led a Russian 1-2 finish in a cross-country World Cup skiathlon race Sunday for his first victory of the season.

Vylegzhanin finished the 15-kilometer classic and 15-kilometer freestyle race in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 37.6 seconds. His teammate Illia Chernousov was six seconds behind in second place.

In a close race for third, Tobias Angerer of Germany stretched his left leg to beat Eugeniy Dementiev of Russia by a couple of centimeters at the finish line as both were timed at 8.3 seconds behind the winner.

The women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon was scheduled to wrap up the World Cup leg in Russia.