Johannes Høsflot Klæbo has opened the World Cup season with back-to-back wins ©Getty Images

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo was victorious for the second successive day in Ruka, this time triumphing in a classic race over 10 kilometres to consolidate an early lead in the Cross-Country World Cup.

It was once again a great day for Norway in the men's race as Klæbo led home a one-two-three for the country.

The defending World Cup champion had plenty of time to spare as he crossed the line after 21min 46.1sec.

Pål Golberg was 20.5sec behind and Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget an additional 7.5 back.

Golberg had finished third in yesterday's sprint, which Klæbo also won.

Sweden's Calle Halfvarsson was fourth today and Briton Andrew Musgrave fifth.

Ebba Andersson led a Swedish one-two in the women's race ©Getty Images
Ebba Andersson led a Swedish one-two in the women's race ©Getty Images

The equivalent women's race was won by Swede Ebba Andersson - a bronze medallist in this event at the last World Championships.

It is only Andersson's second World Cup victory and she edged out compatriot Frida Karlsson by 5.7sec.

The German Katharina Hennig was third, 13.3 off Andersson's pace.

Anne Kjersti Kalvå from Norway and Krista Pärmäkoski, of host nation Finland, rounded out the top five.

Pursuit races of 20km are on the agenda tomorrow.