Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
Martin Fourcade became on Sunday triple world champion in Ruhpolding! After its gold medals in sprint and in pursuit, he wins the Mass Start. He had known until the end to this title even if he has made two mistakes in the shooting. He followed at first the rhythm imposed by Andreas Birnbacher who counted 0 fault before the last tour but who failed on the last shooting then resisted to the attacks of the Swede Björn Ferry at the end of race. He equals the record of Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Raphaël Poirée, three gold medals in individual, at only 23 years.
“I was unnerved against me after the individual race and the two relays. I didn’t’ show what I could do and I didn’t like the manner. I don’t return the gold to Alexis, Jean-Guillaume and Simon today but I give it to all the rest of the team and to the public. There are marvellous feelings, it’s incredible! I don’t fight to enter in a record book or to become a legend but whait I make during this World Championships, it’s huge. I’m happy, it’s only pleasure, it’s because of the word of the French Team. Now, I will focused on the finals in Kanty-Mansiysk and after on Sochi”
The French biathlete leaves these World championships with four medals: the gold in sprint, pursuit and mass start, the silver during the relay. Team Rossignol is very proud of Martin's performance. Congratulations to this athlete who had chosen before the World Championships, to extend his adventure with our brand until the Olympic Games of Sochi in 2014.
Martin Fourcade also stresses his advance in the overall ranking of the World cup. Only 18th today, Emil Svendsen counts now 66 points of delay on the triple world champion. In Khanty-Mansiysk, Martin will have three races to win the big crystal globe.
Riders in this news : Eldar RØNNING
Eldar Roenning wins the 50km of Oslo-Holmenkollen before his public. The Norwegian gains in sprint with Dario Cologna the seventh success of his career.
"I was surprised, but I felt good at training Thursday and had very good skies today. I changed skies four times and the waxing team did a fine job today. On the last lap, I had to go tactic to save some power. I don't see myself as a sprinter, but as an all round skier. This is my first victory in 50 km and it’s great to be good in all disciplines. Holmenkollen has always been a great arena for me and it is a great place to do good races" (source : fis)
This Saturday, the French Team of relay wins the silver medal behind Germany and before Norway. Three members of Team Rossignol rise on the podium: Marie-Laure Brunet, Sophie Boilley and Marie Dorin-Habert. Anaïs Bescond completes the relay. Congratulations!
Marie-Laure Brunet: "Today, I'm very happy to win this medal with my three teammates. After the individual race, Marie was off to the podium. For her and all the girls, it's a very good to come back home with a medal. It's the most beautiful satisfaction for all the people who work with us during the season."
Sophie Boilley: "We are so happy. We were under pression with our bib 1. We didn't make many mistakes. The skis were perfect, the glide too, the technicians have made a super good job. It was a very nice moment!"
Marie Dorin-Habert: "I'm so happy! At last I have my medal! I ran after during all the World Championships. Today, I was very stressed on my skis. I lost energy to wait the races. We wanted so much this medal. It is really a good thing for all the team.”
Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix and Martin Fourcade from Team Rossignol with Simon Fourcade and Alexis Boeuf win the silver medal of the relay in the Worldchampionships. Norway finishes 1st, Germany 3rd.
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix: "We were often in the lead but one thing changed the entire race, the last shooting of Martin. It's hard to resume the race like that. Martin was in dual with Emil Svendsen and he looses. In Antholz, it was differently. That is the biathlon, the days are never the same. But I'm happy, it's my first Worldchampionships, my first medal!”
Martin Fourcade: "I'm happy to win this medal but I'm also sad because I was in position to win the gold medal. I won the last times, today, I loose. I have still races but I'm disappointed for the team."
In Ruhpolding, during the 15km individual, Marie-Laure Brunet (Rossignol) finishes second! With 19/20 on the shooting, the French biathlete ends behin Tora Berger and ahead Helena Ekholm. This season, Marie-Laure signed only one podium in Nove Mesto (3e) due to a bad shape. But today, she shows that she finds de nouveau her ski and her shooting.
"This medal has a very good taste. It replaces all the best I eat! During the last shoot, I didn't ask me questions. I should be concentrate until the end of the race. I thought I could make 20/20 but unfortunately I missed the last ball. That's the game! I'm satisfied of these World Championships. I up my level. There are still two races and I wanting to succeed. But each day, I should all reset. It will be the key of success!"
Unfortunately, Marie Dorin-Habert, also member of Team Rossignol, ends 4th. Here is her reaction after the race: "I try to stay with the group. It was a long race, a fight with myself, it was hard. With the two last shootings, I came back in the race. I gave all I had in the last part but for only three second, I'm not on the podium. I'm a little disappointed but I don't worried about that, it was really a nice race!"
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