KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Koen Verweij earned his first career World Cup individual victory Sunday by winning the men's 1,500-meter race, while fellow Dutchman Jorit Bergsma won the men's mass start.
Former Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein of Germany won the women's 3,000 meters.
Verweij finished in 1 minute, 45.56 seconds, edging Bart Swings of Belgium by 0.21 seconds.
Brian Hansen of the United States was another 0.14 seconds behind for third.
Verweij was a member of the Dutch team that won the world championships title and two World Cup races in the men's team pursuit last season.
Maurice Vriend of the Netherlands, who won the season-opening 1,500 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, last weekend, leads the discipline standings with 145 points.
Bergsma posted a time of 10:00.07 to finish ahead of two French skaters, Ewen Fernendez and Alexis Contin.
After two of three mass start races this season, Bergsma leads the discipline standings with 145 points. Contin is five points behind in second.
Pechstein won in 4:02.31 and edged reigning world 3,000-meter champion Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic by 0.15 seconds for her second World Cup victory this year since a two-year ban for suspected blood doping.
Marije Joling of the Netherlands came in third.
Stephanie Beckert of Germany, who won in Heerenveen, leads the discipline standings with 160 points.