During the first race of the Biathlon World Championships in Nove Mesto, Team Rossignol was well represented in the mixed relay. Marie-Laure Brunet, Marie Dorin-Habert and Martin Fourcade – with Alexis Bœuf – take the silver medal! Norwegian relay (Tora Berger, Synnoeve Solemdal, Tarjei Boe et Emil Svendsen) becomes World Champion. At home, Czech Republic Team (Veronika Vitkova, Gabriela Soukalova, Jaroslav Soukup et Ondrej Morvace) ends third.
Listen the interview of the two French biathletes after the race
In biathlon and in cross-country, for the men and the women, Team Rossignol has put ten racers on the podium this week-end! Here is the summary of each competition.
Podium Biathlon Women
2. Russia with Olga Zaitseva (Rossignol)
3. France with Marie-Laure Brunet and Marie Dorin-Habert (Rossignol)
Russian relay composed by Glazyrina, Zaitseva, Shumilova and Vilukhina take the second place like last week in Ruhpolding. Second of Oberhof’s relay 15 gays ago, girls of the French Team Anais Bescond, Sophie Boilley, Marie-Laure Brunet and Marie Dorin-Habert end finally third of this 4x6km relay of Antholz. It was the last stage before Nove Mesto World Championships.
Podium Biathlon Men
1. France with Martin Fourcade and Jean-Guillaume Beatrix (Rossignol)
After his demonstration in Ruhpolding, French relay has shown that he was stronger and stronger just before the World Championships. As last year, Simon Fourcade, Jean-Guillaume Béatrix, Alexis Bœuf and Martin Fourcade take the lead of Antholz-Anterselva’s relay ahead of Russians and Austrians.
Podium Cross-Country Women
1. Norway I
2. Finland with Aino Kaisa Saarinen (Rossignol)
3. Norway II with Martina Hagen and Astrid Jacobsen (Rossignol)
Podium Cross-Country Men
1. Norway with Eldar Roenning (Rossignol)
3. CZE with Martin Jaks (Rossignol)
Eldar Roenning and his teammates are reached one of our goals with this victory in relay. They want to catch the gold medal in Val di Fiemme World Championships and they’ve shown a strong team in la Clusaz. Russian’s Alexander Legkov and Ilia Chernousov end just off the podium because of Chernousov’s fall just before the finish line.
Riders in this news : Eldar RØNNING
In La Clusaz, Eldar Roenning - from Team Rossignol - has opened the doors of the Norwegian wax truck to show us where the skis are prepared and what the secrets of this unique place are.
Ladies 10km Classic Mass Start
This Saturday, in La Clusaz, Marit Bjoergen (NOR) has won the 10km Classic ahead of her teammante Therese Johaug and the World Cup leader Justyna Kowalczyk (POL). For Team Rossignol, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen ends 8th while Astrid Jacobsen is 10th.
Men 15km Classic Mass Start
For the men, Alexey Poltoranin wins with the 15km ahead of Alexander Bessmertnykh and Dario Cologna. The winner of Tour de Ski and member of Team Rossignol Alexander Legkov finishes 5th and keeps the yellow bib of leader of the World Cup.
Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
One year after his three titles of World Champion in Ruhpolding, Martin Fourcade realizes a new hat-trick this weekend in Germany: relay, sprint and mass start! The leader of the World Cup confirms that he is totally back from his shoulder injury. After the relay with French Team, the Sprint yesterday and the Mass Start today, he signs his 18th career victory and shots clean during the three races.
"My tactic was to shoot 20 and ski as fast as possible...I used all of my strength to beat him (Malyshko) today. I really wanted to win today, so I gave a bit more than usual. One meter before the finish was when I knew I would win! Two of my biggest rivals (Malyshko and Svendsen) are here on the podium with me today", said the biathlete of Team Rossignol after the race.
Video Profile Athlete: Martin Fourcade
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