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Biathlon World Cup: Norwegian hat-trick in Grand Bornand

Norway dominates the men’s biathlon pursuit this season. Sturla Holm Legrade won this Saturday, December 17, the men’s pursuit at the Grand Bornan World Cup. The podium is 100% Norwegian with Vetle Christiansen and Johannes Boe. France’s Fabien Claude is still in a good fourth place.

This Saturday, the start was delayed by 20 minutes due to the fact that the snow was too icy and dangerous for the athletes in the turn. Consequently, the chain was amputated 250 meters. Starting from second position, 17 seconds behind Johannes Boe, Norway’s Sturla Legrade delivered the finishing blow, a few seconds behind his compatriot Vetle Christiansen. Christiansen missed two targets as Laegreide went clean round to win 19 of 20 and 24:6 ahead of Christiansen.

Behind him, at 35’8, Johannes Boe, a 3-fault scorer and disabled skier, finished third. However, the Norwegian retained his yellow jersey as the leader of the World Cup. Be won ahead of Laegrede with two doubles during the first two chases at Kontiolahti in Finland and then at Hochfilzen in Austria.

Fabien Claude, after two rifle errors, including one on the last shot, is fourth after fourth, 43 feet 7 behind the winner. With a shooting score of 20 out of 20, Quentin Fillon Maillet finished seventh ahead of Antonin Guigonne (four shooting errors!). Emilien Jacqueline missed his race: only 30th with seven faults after the rifle.

Source: Le Parisien

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