Last week kicked off the world Cup stage on biathlon. The first day was the men’s relay.
Great was the team of Ukraine – Artem prima, Sergei Semenov, Vladimir Semakov Vitaly Kilchitsky. With only six spare rounds, the Ukrainians finished in an honorable fourth place.
Team Russia in the lead the whole distance, missed the victory in the last few hundred metres, when Svendsen reviewed Babikov.
Weak shooting in the first stage of Simon Fourcade was deprived of the chance of France to fight for awards. The French are only in ninth place.
The results of the relay:
1. Norway– 1:13.40,7 (0+5)
2. Russia – a +a 5.1 (0+2)
3. Germany +23,5 (1+9)
4. Ukraine – +28,0 (0+6)
5. Czech Republic – +32,6 (1+9)
6. Sweden– +1.09,9 (0+8)