STA, 2 December 2018 - Norway and France got off to a good start in the Biathlon World Cup, their mixed relay teams taking the top spots in Pokljuka on Sunday.
Thekla Brun-Lie and Lars Helge Birkeland took the honours in the 2x6-kilometre event, finishing the course in 38 minutes and 26.7 seconds, 8.5 seconds ahead of Austria.
Ukraine finished third, 20.7 seconds behind Norway, despite needing only one reload
The Slovenian pairing of Jakov Fak and Urša Poje were 11th.
In the double relay - two runs of 6km and two of 7.5km - France proved unbeatable, mostly due to Martin Fourcade's flawless third leg.
The Swiss four was surprisingly second 38.7 seconds behind, while Italy took third place.
Slovenia did not compete in the second event.
The World Cup continues at Pokljuka on Wednesday with a men's 20-kilometre race.