The Norwegian was perfect on the range and came home in 24:56.8 minutes, 22.8 seconds ahead of France's Quentin Fillon Maillet in second place.

"It was the perfect day," said the 26-year-old winner. "I lead from the start and finally I shot ten in the sprint.

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"I have to take small steps because my competitors rarely fail. For me, it's about winning each race which is the only way I can win overall."

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Tarjei Boe secured the final podium spot, finishing just over a minute behind his younger brother.

Frenchman Martin Fourcade remains in control of the yellow bib on 826 points after 18 races, despite his sixth-placed finish on the day, with Maillet trailing his countryman on 766 points and JT Boe on 750 points.

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