Quentin Fillon Maillet won his fourth World Cup race with a clean shooting record in the men's 12.5km pursuit ©Getty Images

France's Quentin Fillon Maillet won the men's 12.5-kilometre pursuit to build on an impressive International Biathlon Union Biathlon World Cup leg in Hochfilzen in Austria.

Having finished second in the sprint yesterday, Fillon Maillet led a French one-two as Émilien Jacquelin, the world champion in the discipline, finished 25.5sec adrift of the winner.

Fillon Maillet was victorious in a time of 32min 38.7sec.

Norway's Johannes Dale, sprint victor yesterday, was third, 49.5sec back, and will rue two missed targets - the difference between the top two and the rest of the field.

Johannes Thingnes Bø of Norway continued to have a disappointing weekend and finished fourth for the second day running, having missed three targets.

Fabien Claude of France, a bronze medallist 24 hours ago, was fifth.

Bø remains the overall World Cup leader on 296 points, but Fillon Maillet is up to third on 237 and fourth-placed Dale has 222.

Earlier in the day, Norway triumphed in the women's 4x6km relay after two particularly strong late legs from Tiril Eckhoff and Marte Olsbu Røiseland.

The team won their first gold of the season, with Karoline Offigstad Knotten on the first leg the only member of the side not to miss a target.

Germany's Maren Hammerschmidt and Sweden's Johanna Skottheim also kept clean records on leg one however, leaving Norway in third.

Only two seconds covered the top three going into leg two, but none of the teams would be in the lead come the end of it.

The Czech Republic's Markéta Davidová instead ate up a 30-second deficit to bring her country into the lead, closely followed by Sweden, Germany, Norway and Ukraine.

Yet the Czechs soon fell away and by the time leg three had ended, Eckhoff had a near-perfect shooting record and a lead of more than 20 seconds. 

Røiseland held that lead while France's Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet brought her country home in second despite a few missed targets.

A remarkable comeback from Elvira Öberg earned Sweden the bronze medal, despite her older sister Hanna handing over after leg three with the Swedes more than a minute off the pace.

Elvira Öberg was in a sprint to the line versus German opposition, but edged it by 0.2sec.