Both the GB men´s and women´s teams came 6th today at the World Cup Final Relay. For the men it was a case of trying to stay close to the front all the way round, finishing first and second legs in 3rd place, and for the girls it was more of a battle for places all the way round. Graham Gristwood ran well to come back 3rd on 1st leg, and David Brickhill-Jones did very well to maintain the position (although dropping some time). Jon Duncan had a tough task but did well and held on to a podium position. Mhairi Mackenzie very nearly had an awewsome performance on first leg, but made a big mistake near the end. Pippa Whitehouse had her best race of the week to pull up 2 positions and Helen Bridle had a steady to run to clinch 6th. There was controversy in the men´s race as the French and Swedish teams were disqualified. Men  (25)                  1      2 FINLAND FIN    2:09:33             Jani LAKANEN  47:20 6  47:20 6             Pasi IKONEN  38:37      3 1:25:58 2             Jarkko HUOVILA  43:35      1 2:09:33           2      5 SWITZERLAND SUI   2:12:48             Fabian HERTNER  47:07      2 47:07 2             Daniel HUBMANN  35:53      1 1:23:00 1             Mattias MUELLER  49:48      7 2:12:48           3     16 SWEDEN SWE-2     2:14:03             Johan MODIG  51:18     10 51:18 10             Emil WINGSTEDT  39:03      4 1:30:22 6             Peter ÖBERG  43:41      2 2:14:03           4      3 NORWAY NOR    2:16:34             Øystein KVAAL ØSTERBØ 50:28      9 50:28 9             Carl WAALER KAAS 40:02      9 1:30:30 9             Holger HOTT JOHANSEN 46:04      3 2:16:34           5     18 NORWAY NOR-2    2:17:14             Stig ALVESTAD  47:16      4 47:16 4             Anders NORDBERG 42:49     14 1:30:05 5             Audun WELTZIEN  47:08      4  2:17:14           6      9 GREAT BRITAIN GBR   2:17:22             Graham GRISTWOOD 47:13      3 47:13 3             David BRICKHILL-JONES 42:44     13 1:29:57 3             Jon DUNCAN  47:24      5 2:17:22        Women  (15)                1    111 FINLAND FIN-2     1:59:12             Maria RANTALA  42:33      1 42:33 1             Anni-Maija FINCKE  38:57      3 1:21:31 1             Bodil HOLMSTROM 37:41      3 1:59:12           2    101 FINLAND FIN    2:05:04             Riina KUUSELO  50:13      6 50:13 6             Heli JUKKOLA  37:49      2 1:28:02 4             Minna KAUPPI  37:01      2 2:05:04           3    102 SWITZERLAND SUI   2:05:04             Sara GEMPERLE  43:45      2 43:45 2             Martina FRITSCHY  39:57      4 1:23:43 3             Simone NIGGLI-LUDER 41:20      4 2:05:04           4    103 SWEDEN SWE    2:11:38             Karolina A-HÖJSGAARD 47:17      5 47:17 5             Jenny JOHANSSON 34:17      1 1:21:34 2             Emma ENGSTRAND 50:03      9 2:11:38           5    104 NORWAY NOR    2:12:08             Mari FASTING  46:50      4 46:50 4             Anne Margrethe HAUSKEN 48:18     11 1:35:09 8             Marianne ANDERSON 36:59      1 2:12:08           6    107 GREAT BRITAIN GBR   2:15:31             Mhairi MACKENZIE  50:21      8 50:21 8             Pippa WHITEHOUSE  40:39      6 1:31:00 5             Helen BRIDLE  44:31      6 2:15:31