Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet won the sprint in Otepää (Estonia) on Thursday, the penultimate stage of the Biathlon World Cup, and could win the big crystal globe for the first time in his career in the next race. scheduled for Saturday.

Four events from the end of the season, Fillon Maillet now has a 225-point lead in the general classification over his runner-up Emilien Jacquelin, only 32nd.

It will therefore be enough for the double Olympic champion to finish at least 23rd in the mass start on Saturday to be crowned and become the 4th Frenchman to finish the season in the position of world No. 1 after Patrice Bailly-Salins (1994), Raphaël Poirée (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004) and Martin Fourcade (from 2012 to 2018).

Fillon Maillet on his Olympic momentum

Author of the sprint-pursuit double last week in Kontiolahti (Finland) just after the Beijing Olympics, Fillon Maillet continued his momentum by dominating the race with a very nice 10/10 in shooting, signing his 8th victory of the winter in the World Cup.

The Frenchman (29) was 7.2 seconds ahead of Norwegian Sturla Laegreid and 11.1 seconds of German Benedikt Doll.


Biathlon: After the sprint, the extraterrestrial Fillon Maillet wins the pursuit of Kontiolahti


Biathlon: Fillon-Maillet on its way to the Olympics, the big globe is almost in the pocket

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