Nilsson, Pellegrino win World Cup cross-country sprints

Stina Nilsson of Sweden and Federico Pellegrino of Italy won cross-country World Cup sprints in Planica, Slovenia Saturday.

Nilsson clocked 2 minutes 33.03 seconds to win the women's 1.2-kilometre freestyle ahead of Norwegian duoAstrid Uhrenholdt and Heidi Weng.

Therese Johaug of Norway on 1,384 points continues to lead the overall World Cup standings, ahead of compatriots Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (1,245) and Weng (1,050).

Pellegrino clinched the men's 1.2km freestyle race in 2:15.12, ahead of French pair Baptiste Gros and Richard Jouve.

Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway leads the overall standings on 1,422 points, ahead of compatriots Finn Hagen Krogh (872) and Petter Northug (801).

World Cup team sprints are scheduled Sunday in Planica.

Last update: Sat, 16/01/2016 - 14:14

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