Home athlete Pål Golberg won the men's 10km individual start classic race at the FIS  Cross-Country World Cup in Beitostølen, Norway ©Getty Images

Overall leader Pål Golberg and Finland's Kerttu Niskanen were the men's and women's 10 kilometres classic race winners in the Cross-Country World Cup at Beitostølen in Norway.

Golberg said he used the frustration over yesterday's sprint fall as motivation on a day that was so severely cold that the women’s bronze medallist, Frida Karlsson, missed the ceremony because she required medical attention.

Despite making a strong comeback, the Norwegian 32-year-old had to settle for fourth place after getting tangled up with Italy's Simone Mocellini in the sprint final.

Today, however, Golberg finished 7.6sec ahead of compatriot Didrik Tønseth as Britain's Andrew Musgrave finished third.

"Today was another good day," he said after achieving his fifth podium position of the season.

"It was a really frustrating day yesterday but that's a part of the game and I had a lot of revenge coming today."

The home hope had the best time after the first 5km lap, but only by a 0.4sec margin.

In the second and final lap, however, Golberg increased the gap to the rest in a strong display of pace control.

Musgrave, who had finished sixth, fifth and fourth this season, was not too disappointed that he missed the top spot.

For the Brit it was his first podium position since finishing third in the 15km free race at Toblach in Italy in December 2017.

Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen won the women's 10km individual start classic race at the Cross-Country World Cup in Beitostølen ©Getty Images
Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen won the women's 10km individual start classic race at the Cross-Country World Cup in Beitostølen ©Getty Images

"It's been five years since I was at the podium last time so I feel like it was about time I was back up there," said Musgrave, 32, who lives and trains in Trondheim in Norway.

Musgrave was the only non-Norwegian in the top five as Emil Iversen finished fourth and Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget claimed fifth.

Niskanen, 34, paced her effort well, having stayed in the top three for the first 3km.

She had the best time coming out of the first 5km lap and kept her lead for the remainder of the race.

Norway's Anne Kjersti Kalvå finished second, 12.7sec behind the winner, as Sweden’s Karlsson claimed the third place.

It was Niskanen's first World Cup win this season and the fourth in her career - all of which have come at the same distance.

"Of course my favourite is classic and maybe 30km is the best one but I also like the 10km," Niskanen said.

The last time she raced at Beitostølen, in December 2018, she finished 33rd in the 15km free.

"Last time that I was here I was really tired and out and now I’m back here to take a win feels really, really good," Niskanen said.

"It was so amazing. It’s huge for me to finally step up on the podium so it was a really good day.

"It was a hard race, it’s cold and tough conditions today but I managed to stay calm and just do a good race."