Quentin, it is an important success this dash / pursuit double, the primary of your profession…
“I’m really happy, it was not won in advance. To start in first position requires a different management. At the start, there was stress. This first lap, this first shot, it was a situation that I was familiar with. little, I really stayed in my race. I was at the top of the biathlon. It was a big challenge not to tremble in front of athletes like them (Emilien Jacquelin, Lukas Hofer, Sturla Laegreid, the Boe brothers , Antonin Guigonnat). “
What method did you may have at the time of the final shot?
“I wanted to tackle it without taking the lead. I had already made two faults, I no longer had the right to make mistakes. I wanted to have the target 1, sheltered from the wind. to be a part of the race, not to wait for things to happen. I attacked my shot. I was surprised to come out in front with Emilien (3rd). I would have liked to finish in the sprint with him but he is a little tired. We share the podium and I’m very happy with that. I’ve known my potential since the start of the season. My concern has been missing balls at inappropriate times – even if it’s never a good time to miss a target . Sometimes, they cost me dearly and generated a lot of disappointment. There, this week, on skis it reacts well. Today I had everything to go for the victory. “
“There are still races”
We really feel you’re in fine condition at the tip of winter. Will there be a nip when Chapter 2021 closes?
“There are still a few races. Some athletes are tired and fed up, but that’s not my case. I’m not going to let go, there are some great things to go for. I would have liked to achieve this double at the Worlds. arrives later. However, the sequence of races is difficult and I will be happy to be home in eight days. “
There is the stake of the globe of the mass begin subsequent week in Östersund. Do you concentrate on it?
“Yes and no. I am already going to run the relays tomorrow. We have some revenge to take. I do not want to focus on the world of the mass start (which will be contested next week in Ostersund) but on the technical points that will go allow me to have a good race. I want to continue in this good dynamic. “