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Kontiolahti : Foucade, 2nd of the pursuit

Riders in this news :  Martin FOURCADE


Martin Fourcade : " Left at the head of the pursuit, I made a very good beginning of race to arrive in head together with Emil Svendsen during the last shooting ! The wind, the cold, the tiredness after two weeks of competition but also the stakes for the overall ranking pressed on this end of race. I take 2 penalties against 3 for Svendsen. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen realizes a run without fault and takes advantage of our errors to win his 94th victory in the World Cup! I end in second position 10 seconds behind the Norwegian to rise on my 9th podium of the winter! I return tomorrow morning in France for a few days of rest before leaving on Wednesday to Seefeld (Austria) to prepare the major event of the season, the World championships in Ruhpolding ".

Overall Ranking of the World Cup (13th February)

1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) with 774 points
2. Emil Svendsen (NOR) with 753 points
3. Andreas Birnbacher (GER) with 607 points

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Martin Fourcade on the top

Riders in this news :  Martin FOURCADE

With his number 1, Martin Fourcade signs a new victory in the World Cup during the sprint of Kontiolahti. It is the ninth success of his career. In spite of an error in the shooting, he finishes ahaed the Russian Timofey Lapshin and the Swiss Benjamin Weger. Thanks to this first place, the biathlete of the Team Rossignol takes back the head of the overall ranking and the speciality of the World cup.

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To note also on Friday, the victory of the mixed relay including for Rossignol Sophie Boiley and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix.

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Cross Country : Rossignol Team in front of the stage !

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This weekend, Rossignol Team made good results in Rybinsk (Russia) in spite of the big cold. On Saturday during the Mass Start 15 km, Ilia Chernousov ends second in front of Tobias Angerer. Alexander Legkov finishes 4th.

Ilia Chernousov :"I’m very glad to be the prize-winner. This is my first podium in this year. The new course was not that good for me as I’m not so good at finish so the only tactic was to work hard in the last uphill and then come what may. I won skiathlon here last year so I’m looking forward for tomorrow’s race."

Tobias Angerer :"I’m happy to be back here, I like Rybinsk and always race well here. This is my fourth podium out of five races which took place in Demino. I looked for the podium today and did my best. First our team planned not to come here because of the cold weather but then the coaches changed their mind because the athletes wanted to race here and it proved a right decision."

The next day during the skiathlon, Ilia Chernousov kept its promise and ended again on the podium (2nd) quite as Tobias Angerer 3rd who ended in sprint in front of Dementiev. Next stage of world cup in Nove Mesto.

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Biathlon: the boys as the girls!

Riders in this news :  Martin FOURCADE


The masculine French team of biathlon consisted of Martin Fourcade and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix of the team Rossignol as well as Simon Fourcade and Alexis Bœuf wins the relay of Antholz-Anterselva! They imitate their coteam members who had realized this accomplishment on Saturday. Germany and Austria complete the podium. This victory concludes a beautiful weekend for Rossignol before the events of Oslo-Holmenkollen at the beginning of February.

Martin Fourcade: " The last French victory in relay went raised to December 2009. A few weeks away before World championships, this performance comes just at the right time ! "

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The feminine relay on the party !

Riders in this news :  Marie DORIN-HABERT  ; Marie-Laure BRUNET


Marie-Laure Brunet, Sophie Boilley, Marie Dorin-Habert, three members of the Team Rossignol accompanied with Anais Bescond made a magnificent achievement in Antholz on Saturday. They won the relay 4x6 km, the first time for the French team since 2007! The four girls take the head of the event in front of Belarus and Russia, the whole in an atmosphere of madness. Congratulations to this relay which has a interesting future in front of him.

To note at the boy's, Martin Fourcade's new podium during Mass Start 15km. He finishes 3rd and with this fourth podium in a row, he stresses his advance in the overall classification of the World cup.

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