Norway won both the men's and women's relay competitions at the season-opening World Cup cross-country meet Sunday in Sweden, while Canada finished fifth and 15th, respectively.

Norweigian teammates Eldar Roenning, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Sjur Roethe and Petter Northug finished the 4x7.5-kilometre race in one hour one minute 59.3 seconds to beat Sweden by 6.4 seconds.

The men's Canadian team of Ivan Babikov of Canmore, Alta., Alex Harvey of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., Devon Kershaw of Sudbury, Ont., and Toronto's Len Valjas finished fifth.

Russia, which led Norway by 0.6 after two rounds, came 7.2 seconds behind in third.

Vibeke Skofterud, Therese Johaug, Martine Ek Hagen and Marit Bjoergen led the 4x5K women's race throughout before finishing in 45 minutes, 32.2 seconds.

Sweden took second, 19.4 seconds behind, and the United States came 28.2 back in third.

Daria Gaiazova of Banff, Alta., Chandra Crawford of Canmore, Alta., Alysson Marshall of Salmon Arm, B.C., and Perianne Jones of Almonte, Ont., were 14th.

The cross-country World Cup continues in Kuusamo, Finland, next weekend.