Norway wins the ladies' 4 x5 km relay in Lillehammer with 3 Rossi’s athletes on the podium
1. Norway I (Weng, Johaug, Steira, Bjørgen) 58:38.9
2. Finland (Saarinen, Kylloenen, Niskanen, Lahteenmaki) +1:13.1
3. USA I (Randall, Bjornsen, Stephen, Diggins) +1:36.5
Russia has taken the lead of the men’s 4 x7,5 km relay in Lillehammer with Alexander Legkov, winner of the Tour de Ski 2013. Eldar Roenning and Chris Andre Jespersen with Norway II is second with his team.
1. Russia I (Japarov, Bessmertnykh, Legkov, Vylegzhanin) 1:19:04.7
2. Norway II (Roenning, Jespersen, Roethe, Krogh) +1.6
3. Norway I (Golberg, Toenseth, Sundby, Northug Jr.)
Alexander Legkov (RUS) : “It is a great day and great victory for us. This season is the most important and I am happy we showed such a great performance in the relay today. Maxim did a great move towards the end. I hope in Sochi we will perform in the same way.”
14:30 / Thursday, December 5th / Big injury for Marie Dorin Habert
It’s confirmed, Marie Dorin Habert had a ruptured tendon in her ankle and probably she would miss the rest of the season.
10:30 / Friday, December 6th / Win of Selina Gasparin: “A really big day for Switzerland”
Despite the bad weather -windy and snowy- Switzerland’s Selina Gasparin claimed in Hochfilzen’s Sprint the first World Cup victory of her career. It’s also the first victory for Switzerland in biathlon! "It was just a normal day out there, skiing and shooting...I had a miss in the standing and then never thought about the podium. I was thinking it would not be a good position...It was a big surprise: I have always been always dreaming about a podium, maybe second or third, but I never thought about a victory. Now I am really surprised to be the winner of today's race. I thought it would be cool to have a woman take the first victory. It is an honor to be the First world Cup winner; it is a really big day for Switzerland."
13:30 / Friday, December 6th / Second place for Martin Fourcade in the Sprint
[HOCHFILZEN] Martin Fourcade ITV Sprint HOC par FFSki
11:30 / Saturday, December 7th / French women relay ends third with Marie-Laure Brunet and the young Anaïs Chevalier: « A podium for Marie Dorin-Habert »
14:30 / Saturday, December 7th / Sweden Team with two Rossignol’s biathletes Carl Johan Bergman and Christofer Eriksson finishes second of the Men Relay.
Riders in this news : Selina GASPARIN
Despite the bad weather -windy and snowy- Switzerland’s Selina Gasparin claimed in Hochfilzen’s Sprint the first World Cup victory of her career. It’s also the first victory for Switzerland in biathlon! The skier from Rossignol Team ended first with one penalty ahead of Veronika Vitkova and Irina Starykh.
"It was just a normal day out there, skiing and shooting...I had a miss in the standing and then never thought about the podium. I was thinking it would not be a good position...It was a big surprise: I have always been always dreaming about a podium, maybe second or third, but I never thought about a victory. Now I am really surprised to be the winner of today's race. I thought it would be cool to have a woman take the first victory. It is an honor to be the First world Cup winner; it is a really big day for Switzerland."
(Quote : Biathlonworld - Picture : NordicFocus)
Russia’s Alexander Legkov has taken the third place in the final stage of the Ruka Triple, Eldar Roenning from Norway finishes second of 10km Classic whereas Sweden’s Teodor Petterson ends third of the Classic Sprint.
Eldar Roenning was not at the start of the Pursuit 12,5km this Sunday so it’s Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby who has won the final stage of the Ruke Triple ahead of Maxim Vylehgzhanin and Alexander Legkov from Rossignol Team.
Alexander Legkov (RUS): “I am happy about the third place. My shape has been good and the result today gave me confidence for the next months. Olympics are the biggest goal for me but I also hope I will be in a good shape for the Tour de Ski.“
After his second place during the 10km Classic, Eldar Roenning takes the lead of the Overall World Cup and the Ruka Triple.
Eldar Rønning (NOR) : ” I felt quite good and had a fast 2.0 km before the finish. It was an exciting competition. Some of the top skiers started in front, some in the middle so it was nice to watch. I have not been in the yellow bib almost seven years. Tomorrow is skating and I have no hopes to be in top 10.”
It was the first race of the season and the first podium for Teodor Peterson, Rossignol’s Sprint specialist and winner of the Sprint World Cup in 2012.
Teodor Peterson (SWE): ” I did hope for a podium today. I had a good summer and autumn. I hope I can carry on the good shape and have more of such good competitions like today. It would be great if I could keep a steady shape during the whole season. Hopefully it will be enough to be one of the best sprinters this season.”
Discover the reactions of the athletes from Rossignol Team after their wonderful performances during Oestersund’s Sprint.
Martin Fourcade after his 26th victory
"I was a bit lucky. I was disappointed for Fredrik since he fell on the last lap. We both know he would have won if had not fallen. We both know that shooting clean is what you need to win; it is the best way to win! I know that Fredrik and Tim are among the best, so it was not surprise that they are here."
Tim Burke from USA ends thirdTim Burke, 3rd of Oestersund's Sprint
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