Johannes Boe and Martin Fourcade will fight for the general classification of the Biathlon World Cup. - Fredrik SANDBERG / TT News Agency / AFP
It is a defeat that does not pass. Whose defeat? From everyone in biathlon, obviously. Since Saturday and the victory (a little surprised, it must be said) of the repentant doped Russian Loginov in front of a Quentin Fillon Maillet however stratospheric, the reactions are more than bitter. But if QFM and Martin Fourcade remained politically correct, the most aggressive were the Boe brothers, fourth and fifth in the race.
Just after the race, Johannes had already outraged Loginov, accusing him of not having come to speak to the media after his victory. "He's not very smart on his part, but he has done things before that weren't. He is not the best winner. His brother Tarjei took over more than offensive on TV2 Norway. "He takes my medal from me. . He's a good biathlete and a good shooter, so I'm not really surprised that he performed well behind the rifle and on skis. I'm just saying that when you take EPO, you do it knowingly, it doesn't happen by accident. He cheated and got caught for doping, I don't know if he's clean today. "
And even if it was, it won't change the peloton's view. Tarjei concludes: “Of the 107 athletes who took the start, everyone agrees that the real winner is French. Well then, the continuation of this Sunday.
- Martin fourcade
- Quentin Fillon Maillet