Russian national team on biathlon took second place in the men’s relay 4 x 7.5 km at the second stage of the world Cup in Slovenian Pokljuka.
Won the French Jean-Guillaume Beatrix, Quentin Fillon-meje, Simon Destie, Martin Fourcade, who seven misses on the shooting range.
Russians Maxim Tsvetkov, Anton Babikov, Matvey Eliseev, Anton Shipulin (1 penalty + 6 misses) yielded 15.7 seconds time winners.
“I tried to save second place – quoted Shipulina rusbiathlon.ru. – Seen and heard that before Fourcade about 20 seconds and the pursuers are not asleep. In this weather everything was clean to shoot. I tried not to choke and leave power on the last turn. Tried to work on the borders quickly. At the front Desk did not work, but I’m still pleased with the result. Had to stretch on the last lap – it was very hard. Apparently, the impact of three races in a row, each had to give. But I’m glad I was able to be patient.”
The top three winners was closed by the Germans Erik lesser, Matthias Dorfer, Benedikt doll, Simon Schempp (11 misses; +21,5).
The baton ended the men’s competition at the world Cup stage in Pokljuka. The next stage will be held from 15 to 18 December in the Czech town of Nove mesto na Morave. It will be part of the sprint, pursuit and mass start.