Russia's Tatiana Sorina helped to end Norway's winning streak in the women's relay at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup ©Getty Images

Russia broke Norway's 10-year women's relay winning streak at the International Ski Federation's (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup at the Birkebeineren Ski Stadium in Lillehammer.

The Russian, Swedish and Norwegian teams held a firm grip on the podium with a lead of 20 seconds going into the third leg and 26 seconds for the final leg of the 4x5 kilometres race.

Yulia Stupak, Natalia Nepryaeva, Tatiana Sorina and Veronika Stepanova finished with a time of 54min 40.6sec, securing Russia's first women's relay event at a FIS Cross-Country World Cup for 17 years.

Sweden's Emma Ribom, Frida Karlsson, Ebba Andersson and Moa Olsson were 1.1 behind the winners, with Norway having to settle for bronze as Tiril Udnes Weng, Heidi Weng, Therese Johaug and Helene Marie Fossesholm were 0.1 further back.

Karlsson's second-place finish with Sweden extended her lead over Johaug at the top of the overall World Cup standings to 65 points.

She now sits on 340 points, with Johaug on 275.

Norway earned a home victory in the men's 4x7.5km relay as they edged a close battle with Russia for gold.

Erik Valnes, Emil Iversen, Simen Hegstad Krüger had the host nation in contention, before Johannes Høsflot Klæbo secured victory in a sprint finish.

They clocked 1 hour 14min 58.7sec.

The Russian team of Alexander Terentev, Ilia Semikov, Artem Maltsev and Sergey Ustiugov finished 0.2 behind in second.

Another Norwegian team of Paal Golberg, Martin Loewstroem Nyenget, Hans Christer Holund and Harald Oestberg Amundsen pipped another Russian quartet to the final place on the podium, crossing the finish line 1.2 behind the leaders.

Klæbo holds a 36-point lead over Alexander Bolshunov of Russia at the top of the World Cup leaderboard with 281 points.