Alexander Legkov (RUS) has won the Holmenkollen 50km in Olso. After Eldar Roenning last year, it’s another member of Team Rossignol who ends first of this mythic race. Legkov, winner of the Tour de Ski 2013, also takes the Overall World Cup lead ahead of Petter Northug and Dario Cologna. Ilia Chernousov (Rossignol) has taken the third place of the 50km.
The next stages will take place in Stockholm and in Falun and promise to be very exciting with the battle for the yellow bib winner!
1. Alexander Legkov (RUS) 2:07:32.2
2. Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) +1.2
3. Ilia Chernouvsov (RUS) +1.9
1. Alexander Legkov: 1233 pts
2. Petter Northug: 1221 pts
3. Dario Cologna: 1218 pts
Riders in this news : Robin DUVILLARD
Member of the Team Rossignol, the French racer Pierre Guédon has won the Engadin Skimarathon. More than 11.000 people were at the start of this mythic race. He ends first ahead of Cristian Zorzi and Christophe Perillat-Collomb.
"I never expected that I could win today. It's my second marathon race and my first Engadin Skimarathon so I am still pretty unexperienced when it comes to long distance racing. But the race was very fast today and when I start in a race I also want to win or get onto the podium at least. So I tried to go with the fastest ones. I got told that you have to be one of the five first skiers when you come to the last 500m and I placed myself in that way right before the finish. In the end I could play the card of a sprinter and get these precious centimetres in front of the second one. I am really really happy. The Engadin is a great place for skiing and I really enjoyed racing here."
Two others skiers of Team Rossignol have participated to the race and end in the Top 10 with Robin Duvillard, 7th et Benoit Chauvet 9th.
Riders in this news : Martin FOURCADE
One year before the Olympic Games in Sochi, Martin Fourcadehas shown that this slope was good for him by winning the 20km Individual and the Sprint. He is also secured to win the big crystal globe of overall World Cup for the second time in a row. He has already won the small globes of the individual, pursuit and sprint and he will try to catch those of the Mass Start next week in Khanty-Mansiysk.
"This week, my goal was to get a good feeling for the Sochi tracks. I am most proud of holding the yellow Bib from the first race to the last. My goal now is to take all five crystal globes with me back to France. For this I need to be strong in the mass start next week."
Due to a back injury, the biathlete of Team Rossignol didn’t participate to the relay on Sunday. His French teammates ends fifth and finishes third of the discipline’s ranking.
In Sochi, one year before the Olympic Games, Martin Fourcade has signed the 21th victory of his career in the 20km Individual. Four individual races before the end of the season, he secures the big crystal globe of overall World Cup for the second time in a row. He also wins this Thursday the crystal globe of the Individual and he will try to catch the three others like Raphael Poirée in 2004. "It is really cool to win here today...now I have my Gold medal from Sochi. It is good for my mind to win here today, now I have to win here next year."
Olga Zaitseva,our Russian biathlete, ends second of the ladies 15km Individual: "I knew if I shot clean, I had a chance to be on the podium...I think the extra week of training here helped me and it will also help me recover easier than the others who just arrived a few days ago."
Martin Fourcade who offers his Rossignol’s skis to the King of Norway and who signs still three podiums, Marie Dorin-Habert who takes the second place of the pursuit… All the news from Oslo are here!
Thursday, February 28th
*Men, 10km Sprint: Martin Fourcade, 2nd
”After some days of rest after World Championships, World Cup came back in Oslo, Norway. With 2 penalties and very good feelings on skis, I finish second just one-tenth behind Norway’s Boe who shooting clean. It’s always irritating to end so close of the victory, it’s the third time this season! But I’m happy because there are still seven races this season and I count 147 points in advance on Emil Svendsen.”
Saturday, March 2nd
*Ladies, 10km Pursuit, Marie Dorin-Habert, 2nd
Fourth of the Sprint on Friday, Marie Dorin-Habert has taken revenge during the Pursuit. She ends second with two penalties behind Tora Berger and ahead of Anastasia Kuzmina. The biathlete from Team Rossignol signs her sixth career podium, the second in individual this winter after her third place in Pokljuka in the Pursuit too. "I am a very, very... lucky woman and I am very happy today. It is nice to be up here because I am not a star and not on the podium very often."
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*Men, 12,5km Pursuit, Victory of Martin Fourcade
With his first place in Oslo’s Pursuit, Martin Fourcade has signed the 20th victory of his career at only 24 years-old. He is now so close to win a second big crystal globe of the overall ranking. The biathlete of Team Rossignol has also offered his skis to the King of Norway Harald V who was here for the race!
Sunday, March 3rd
*Men, Mass Start, Martin Fourcade, 2nd
Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic claimed the first victory of his career by taking the mass start with one penalty. Martin Fourcadeof France finished second, with three penalties, 13.7 seconds back. Germany’s Erik Lesser was 16.8 seconds back in third place, with one penalty. Tim Burke, silver medallist of the 20km individual in Nove Mesto, just missed the podium in fourth place, with two penalties, 19.1 seconds back.
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