Congratulations to all our athletes for their engagement in their respective disciplines and for all these emotions. We wish them the same success the next season and we want to accompany them towards the highest summits.
12 individual’s podiumsincluding 5 victories in World Cup for Team Rossignol
3 crystal globes for Martin Fourcade: total score, sprint and pursuit
Exceptional results in the World Championships in Ruhpolding : 9 medals for Team Rossignol including 7 individuals and 3 titles of World Champion.
Gold : Martin FOURCADE (FRA) – Sprint, Martin FOURCADE (FRA) – Pursuit, Martin FOURCADE (FRA) – Mass Start
Silver : Carl-Johan BERGMAN (SWE)- Pursuit, Marie-Laure BRUNET (FRA) – Individual, Marie-Laure BRUNET (FRA) – Mass Start, Martin FOURCADE (FRA), Jean-Guillaume BEATRIX (FRA) – Men Relay, Marie DORIN, Marie-Laure BRUNET, Sophie BOILLEY (FRA) – Women Relay
Bronze : Carl-Johan BERGMAN (SWE) - Sprint
35 podiums in the World Cup and the Tour de Ski including 27 podiums in individual for Rossignol.
CRYSTAL GLOBE OF SPRINT FOR TEODOR Peterson (SWE) who counts one victory in Moscow in individual, in Duesseldorf with team, a second place in Davos and Lahti in individual, in Milano with team and a third place in Milano in individual.
A hat trick in Kuusamo with Teodor Peterson, Nikita Kriukov, Oeystein Pettersen
A magic Tour de Ski ! 6 podiums, 4 victories, 5 men in the Top 15 in the final ranking.
Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
By taking the first place of the pursuit on Saturday in Kanthy-Mansiysk, Martin Fourcade wins the general ranking of the World cup. A real exploit at only 23 years old … Patrice Bailly-Salins and Raphaël Poirée realized this huge performance before him. He also takes the small globe of the pursuit and will try on Sunday to gain those of the Mass Start.
“Finally! After 25 races on 26 and a beautiful victory in the pursuit of Kanthy-Mansiysk, I assure myself the victory of the general ranking of the World Cup 2012 and the small globe of the pursuit. The globe returns in France 8 years later after Raphaël Poirée! I am simply happy this evening to reach the major goal of my season. The race would be almost forgotten but she is magnificent and allows me to enjoy completely the victory of the general. With 19/20 and a beautiful head-to-head with Arndt Peiffer, I win here in Russia one year after my world title! Congratulations to the technicians who after a difficult day yesterday were magnificent.”
Final ranking World Cup of Pursuit
1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 384 points (ROSSIGNOL)
2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 348 points
3. Arnd Peiffer (GER) 257 points
Final ranking of the World Cup
1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 1090 points (ROSSIGNOL)
2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 992 points
3. Andreas Birnbacher (GER) 794 points
Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
Today we leave the words to Martin Fourcade who tells us its day in Russia and the first race, the sprint.
"Hello / good evening according to your time zone! I was a little worried for two days (and at nights also) by the overall ranking of the world cup but all the tension however flew away once on my skis. Forgotten the mathematical thoughts and the probability! I take pleasure during this sprint in spite of the difficulty of the race due to a very slow snow. I win finally with beautiful one 10/10 for my 7th victory of the season in front of the German Peiffer and the Swede Lindström. This race allows me to take away the small globe of the sprint, the second of my career after the pursuit in 2010. I also increase my advance for the big globe. At two races of the end the future appears for best”
There are two events before the end of the World cup: the pursuit and the mass start. Martin Fourcade has 86 points in anticipation of Emil Svendsen.
Final ranking World Cup of sprint
1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 423 points (ROSSIGNOL)
2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 378 points
3. Carl Johan Bergman (SWE) 287 points (ROSSIGNOL)
Teodor Peterson(Rossignol) ends second of the sprint in Stockholm. Eirik Brandsdal wins the race, Len Valjas is 3rd. Note that Peterson gained last week the overall ranking of sprint with a victory in Moscow, two 2nd places in Davos and a 3rd place in Milano.
Teodor Peterson (SWE) : “I was lucky that I already secured the overall sprint World Cup title last week that I could enjoy this race today without a pressure. It was fun to ski here in this atmosphere and I give all to win but Eirik was just better. I will now enjoy the rest of the World Cup Final and ski all the races in Falun.”
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