The French women's biathlon team finishes second in the Ruhpolding relay. - Christof STACHE / AFP
The French ladies biathlon team took second place on Friday in the Ruhpolding relay won by Norway, which marks its fourth success in four races this winter. Les Bleues (Julia Simon, Anaïs Bescond, Célia Aymonier and Justine Braisaz) thus confirm their rank after having already finished third in the Oberhof relay a week earlier.
At the forefront almost from start to finish, they were only beaten by the invincible Norwegians (Knotten, Tandrevold, Eckhoff, Roeiseland), who made their fifth relay victory in a row, counting that won at the World Championships. 'Ostersund last season.
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On the podium, like last year
"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 is not always easy to wear the last bib but I had a blast. It was a great fight. "
"It has a special flavor here, especially since we won last year," said Anaïs Bescond. This race was really high level. It's amazing to live and get back on the podium with the girls, it's really a lot of fun today. "
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