Alexander Bolshunov led a Russian one-two-three in Davos ©Getty Images

Alexander Bolshunov topped an all-Russian podium in the men’s 15-kilometre race at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup event in Davos, while American Rosie Brennan won a second race of the weekend.

Finishing in a time of 32min 46.4sec, Bolshunov claimed his first World Cup win of the season.

The Russian also ends the weekend as the new overall leader after finishing second behind Federico Pellegrino in yesterday’s sprint competition.

Andrey Melnichenko was the nearest challenger to Bolshunov as he clinched silver in 33:18.6.

Bronze went to Artem Maltsev, who secured his first podium of the campaign with a time of 33:25.9.

Bolshunov is the defending World Cup champion.

Brennan followed up her success in yesterday’s sprint with victory in the women’s 10km race.

The 32-year-old came home in 24:49.8 ahead of Russia’s Yulia Stupak on 25:23.8 and Hailey Swirbul of the United States in 25:30.3.

Rosie Brennan won the sprint and 10km races in Davos to take the overall World Cup lead ©Getty Images
Rosie Brennan won the sprint and 10km races in Davos to take the overall World Cup lead ©Getty Images

The back-to-back victories have also seen Brennan move to the top of the overall standings.

Therese Johaug and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo were previously leading the way, but the Norwegian team’s absence due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic opened the door for Brennan and Bolshunov in Switzerland.

Finland and Sweden have joined Norway in not sending a team to any more FIS Cross-Country World Cup events in 2020. 

Brennan holds the lead on 377 points ahead of Russian Tatiana Sorina, while Johaug drops to third.

Klæbo has slipped second, with Bolshunov replacing him at the top on 437 while Emil Iversen of Norway is third in the overall standings.

The World Cup is set to resume in German city Dresden next weekend with sprint and team sprint races scheduled on December 19 and 20.