Johannes Thingnes Bø has won five IBU World Cup races in a row ©Getty Images

Johannes Thingnes Bø won his fifth International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup race in a row in emphatic fashion in Le Grand-Bornand.

The Norwegian shot clean and led for almost all of the men's sprint race after hitting the front early on.

Bø completed the 10 kilometres in 22min 52.2sec, 17.6sec before compatriot Sturla Holm Lægreid crossed the line.

Germany's Benedikt Doll was third, 38.8 off Bø's pace, to earn a first podium finish of the season.

Sweden's Martin Ponsiluoma was fourth and Russian-born Timofey Lapshin, who now represents South Korea, completed the top five.

Bø has won each of the last five men's IBU World Cup contests, and his winning streak is up to seven if you include team relays.

Lægreid has been on the podium in each of those races but his consistency is being overshadowed by the brilliance of Bø.

Bø has 479 points atop the season standings, with Lægreid second on 400.

Nobody else has even hit the 300-point mark yet.

A women's 7.5km sprint is on the agenda in Le Grand-Bornand tomorrow.