Biathlon: the battle of the three continues in the Czech Republic
After World’s Championships full throughout which she managed to obtain the very sophisticated double dash / pursuit, as Marie Dorin-Habert in 2015 or Liv Grete Perry in 2004, the Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff took management of the normal classification of the world cup. This weekend, the same sequence is scheduled on the slopes of the Vysocina Arena of Nove Mesto (Czech Republic).
Two races which might subsequently permit the Scandinavian to take an nearly definitive benefit so as to acquire the massive crystal globe. Currently, she has a trifle of 38 factors forward of Hanna Oeberg and 44 on his compatriot Marte Olsbu Roeiseland. But, just about, by eradicating the 4 worst outcomes, this nest egg rises to 79 and 83 models! It is to say if the coming weekend shall be decisive in the race for the massive globe.
But the race for the valuable trophy won’t be the solely stake of the races of Nove Mesto! First of all, the three sturdy girls of winter are in the race for the small globes of the dash and the pursuit, with a Tiril Eckhoff for the second at the prime of the rankings. Then if Lisa Theresa Hauser, Dorothea Wierer, Marketa Davidova, Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, Franziska Preuss or Lisa Vittozzi are dropped in the normal classification, they are going to be in the Czech Republic to play the spoilsport.
French girls revenge, the premiere of Lou Jeanmonnot
On the facet of French biathletes, the Jurassienne Lou Jeanmonnot, known as for the first time in the World Cup after common performances in IBU Cup, will need to present that she has the capability to carry out in the elite of world biathlon. Her teammates Julia simon, Anaïs Bescond, Chloe Chevalier, Justine Braisaz and Anaïs Chevalier, twice medalist at Pokljuka (Slovenia), will need to restart the machine in the most lovely means.
As since the begin of the season, and as Stephane Bouthiaux, the director of biathlon at the FFS, confirmed it in our columns final week, the susceptible shot shall be decisive in the success of their week. Finally, the week will start with a relay, the final of the winter: for the second, Germany leads the standings 20 factors forward of Sweden and France whereas Norway is 22 factors behind.