Ruhpolding (Germany) (AFP)
The French ladies biathlon team took 2nd place on Friday in the Ruhpolding relay won by Norway, which signed its 4th success in 4 races this winter.
Les Bleues (Julia Simon, Anaïs Bescond, Célia Aymonier, Justine Braisaz) confirm their rank after having already finished 3rd in the Oberhof relay last week. At the outposts almost from start to finish, they were only beaten by the invincible Norwegians (Knotten, Tandrevold, Eckhoff, Roeiseland), who chain their 5th victory in a row in relay, counting that won during the World Championships. 'Ostersund last season.
Very badly started, Norway was able to count on a phenomenal relay from Tiril Eckhoff, 2nd in the general classification of the World Cup and winner of the sprint on Wednesday.
Switzerland (E. Gasparin, S. Gasparin, A. Gasparin, Haecki) finished 3rd.
"It was a great relay, I am satisfied with the overall race, the girls did a good job," said Justine Braisaz on Channel Team. "I managed to calm down in the starting area by watching their races. It was not always easy to wear the last bib but I had a blast. It was a good fight."
"It has a special flavor here, especially since we won last year," said Anaïs Bescond. "This race was really high level. It's incredible to live and getting back on the podium with the girls is really a lot of fun today."
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