The two-time PyeongChang medallist sealed top spot to cross the line in 6:16.168, over three seconds ahead of Russian rival Alexander Rumyantsev.

Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen scooped third as Pedersen moved to the top of the overall World Cup standings and ahead of Rumyantsev by just one point.

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In the 5000m Men's Division B, Canadian Graeme Fish recoded a personal best time of 6:23.387 to take top spot.

Elsewhere, three-time Olympic champion Czech Republic skater Martina Sáblíková showed no nerves to clinch the 3000m Ladies Division A gold.

The 31-year-old claimed the full 60-point prize to add to her World Cup overall lead by rocketing across the line in 4:02.177.

Russian Natalia Voronina scooped silver, while Belarus' Maryna Zuyeva took bronze.

And Netherlands' Joy Beune took gold in the 3000m Ladies Division B.

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