Team Rossignol demonstrated all its efficiency by placing skiers on every step of the podium during the relay 4x5 km. Sweden, Finland and Germany were the three best nations.
*The quote of the champion
Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE): "It's amazing. We haven't been on the podium since 1968 and now we're standing as winners. I cannot believe we're Olympic champions."
*The number: 54
This is the first time Sweden has won gold in the women's relay since 54 years (1960).
French relay- with our two Rossignol’s biathletes Martin Fourcade and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix - has won the Men Relay in Antholz-Anterselva, the last race before Sochi Olympic Games. Sweden finished second with Carl Johan Bergman and Germany was third with Simon Schempp. Congrats to all for this amazing weekend!
Rossignol red skis and new X-IUM boots have still made the buzz in the Pursuit! Simon Schempp from Germany takes the first place in Antholz-Anterselva after his win yesterday's sprint and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix from France signs his first World Cup podium with his second place!
"I never thought I could win two times this weekend...It has been an incredible...I have gotten a lot of confidence from this. It’s crazy!", said Schempp.
Congratulations to our athletes for this incredible launch of our new X-IUM range!
What an historical launch for the new Rossignol X-IUM range with a double winning for Lukas Hofer and Simon Schempp in the Sprint of Antholz-Anterselva! They ended in the same time (24:44.9) ahead of Arnd Peiffer and they signed both their first World Cup victory. Lukas Hofer, at home, had a single penalty whereas Simon Schempp shot clean.
"I never had skis like that before!", said the Italian Hofer after the race. "I am very satisfied with my race. It was an incredible day. Only first place was missing in my resume, so this is a good feeling; a perfect race", continued Schempp.
Please also note that Martin Fourcade was 5th and Jean-Guillaume Bétarix 7th.
SATURDAY: SPRINT WOMEN
Second place for Laurien van der Graaf (SUI)
“It was really special today. In the quarter finals I had leg cramp and in the semi final I got pole in my face. I was fifth before the last uphill, I did not believe I could make it, I found some energy left and I am very happy to be on the podium.”
Overall World Cup standing ladies
1. Therese Johaug (NOR) 1002 points
2. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR) 841 points
3. Marit Bjørgen (NOR) 676 points
Federico Pellegrino (ITA) ends second in Nove Mesto and leads the Sprint Cup standing with 208 points: “I am happy for second place in the competition with the best sprinters. I was very close to victory so I am bit disappointed I did not win. Ustiugov was very strong today but I think I could beat him. There are still some skate sprints this season but my goal is to win the one in Sochi.” Nikita Kriukov (RUS) is third of the ranking with 185 points.
Overall World Cup standing men
1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) 1001 points
2. Chris Jespersen (NOR) 739 points
3. Alexander Legkov (RUS) 526 points
SUNDAY: TEAM SPRINT LADIES' FINAL
1. NORWAY I 20:58.47
2. FINLAND 21:02.27 with Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
3. RUSSIA II 21:03.03
TEAM SPRINT MEN'S FINAL
1. RUSSIA I 22:03.89 with Nikita Kriukov
2. NORWAY I 22:04.11 with Eldar Roenning
3. NORWAY II 22:05.67
Nikita Kriukov (RUS): “I felt much better than yesterday. It was my first time skiing with Maxim Vylegzhanin. It gives us great confidence going to Sochi. “
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