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Finland rallies in cross-country to win Nordic event

Updated: January 14, 2007, 11:09 AM ET
Associated Press

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy -- Hannu Manninen, Anssi Koivuranta, Jaakko Tallus and Ville Kaehkoenen led Finland to victory Sunday in a Nordic combined World Cup team sprint event.

Fourth after the ski jumping, the four Finns rallied in the 4x5-kilometer cross-country race to finish in 50 minutes, 58 seconds, 10.5 ahead of Austria I.

"It was a good race from all of us today and the jumping was good," Manninen said. "The time difference between us and the leading Austrians was not too ...

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