Anterselva (Italy) (AFP)

The French biathlon team signed its second consecutive victory in the World Cup relay by winning Saturday in Anterselva.

The Blues (Antonin Guigonnat, Quentin Fillon-Maillet, Simon Desthieux, Emilien Jacquelin), already victorious on January 15 in Oberhof (Germany), beat Norway (Laegreid, Dale, Tarjei Boe, Johannes Boe) and Russia (Babikov, Elissev, Loginov, Latypov).

It all happened in the final stint between Norway and France.

Emilien Jacquelin was clear on his standing shot and managed to catch up with Johannes Boe in the lead before settling in the sprint the double holding the large crystal globe.

Jacquelin has thus repeated the feat achieved during the pursuit of the 2020 Worlds on the same track, where he had managed to cap the Norwegian at the post to conquer the first success of his career on the circuit.

Boe, who made a last supersonic stint to revive a Norwegian team that started off badly after Johannes Dale's second pass (1 penalty shot), undoubtedly paid off in the end for the great efforts made previously.

These two consecutive victories come at the best time for the Blues, less than three weeks before the Pokljuka Worlds (10-21 February) where they will defend their world title in relay.

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