Italy’s Federico Pellegrino grabbed his second consecutive sprint victory in the cross-country World Cup on Saturday.

Pellegrino won the final sprint in Dresden just over half a second.

Last week, he celebrated a victory in Davos.

Britain’s Andrew Young offered Pellegrino the strongest resistance.

Russia's Gleb Retivih and World Cup leader Alexander Bolshunov took the following places.

In the women’s sprint, Switzerland’s Nadine Fähndrich reached the first cup victory of her celebrated career when she defeated Sophie Caldwell Hamilton of the United States in the final 32 seconds.

Slovenian Anamarija Lampic was third.

The World Cup continues with a sprint doubles race on Sunday.

Nordic skiers do not participate in Dresden competitions due to the corona situation.