Julia Simon won the 10km pursuit in Hochfilzen ©Getty Images

Julia Simon was the resounding winner of the women's 10 kilometres pursuit in Hochfilzen to grow her overall lead in the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup standings.

The French athlete missed just one shot and completed the course in 29min 56.7sec, a full 19.6sec quicker than her closest rival.

Norway's Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold was that rival, moving up from 13th place having produced an identical shooting display.

Czech Markéta Davidová - second in the 7.5km sprint on Thursday (December 8) - was third today, 28.1 off the leader.

Swede Elvira Öberg was third and Thursday's winner, German Denise Herrmann-Wick, fifth.

This was Simon's first-ever race starting with the yellow bib and she demonstrated it suits her.

Simon is now 65 points clear of Tandrevold in the season standings.

There was also a men's 4x7.5 relay at the Austrian venue today, won by Norway.

Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen, Johannes Thingnes Bø, Sturla Holm Lægreid and Filip Fjeld Andersen led almost throughout and finished with a penalty and seven spare rounds.

Sweden were second, 20.0sec back, and Germany third.

Norway have won both men's relay's so far this IBU World Cup season.