Maurice Manificat won two World Cup races last season ©Getty Images

France have named three members of their Olympic bronze medal winning relay team in their squad for the 2016-17 cross-country skiing season.

Robin Duvillard, Jean-Marc Gaillard and Maurice Manificat finished third in the 4x10 kilometre relay at Sochi 2014 - alongside Ivan Perrillat Boiteux - and are all picked for the distance team under the tutelage of coach Francois Faivre.

Thirty-year-old Manificat won two races during the 2015-16 International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup season, over 15km in Nové Město na Moravě in the Czech Republic and the same distance at the season-ending event in Canmore, Canada.

He finished fifth in the overall standings with a tally of 1131 points.

Adrien Backscheider, Clement Parisse and Damien Tarantola have also been named in the distance ranks.

Baptiste Gros has been named among the French sprinters
Baptiste Gros has been named among the French sprinters ©Getty Images

In the sprint team, Baptiste Gros takes his place after winning a World Cup race in Quebec City in March.

He finished fourth in the World Cup sprint table.

Also picked are Lucas Chanavat, Renaud Jay, Richard Jouve, Paul Goalabre and Clement Arnault.

The sprinters will be coached by Cyril Burdet - while two women have also been picked for sprint competition - Anouk Faivre Picon and Coraline Hugue.

They will be guided by Alexandre Rousselet.