The German biathletes have shown after the disappointing sprint results in Oberhof in the pursuit race over ten kilometers a successful catch-up. In the recent victory of Lisa Vittozzi Franziska Preuss improved from 45th place to sixth place.
Denise Herrmann started from 34th and finished ninth, Karolin Horchler finished eleventh. The Italian Vittozzi celebrated her second World Cup victory with 14.5 seconds ahead of Anastasiya Kuzmina.
"We were all disappointed and mad at ourselves," said the 24-year-old Preuss on ZDF. "I approached aggressively and said: Now I'm going to knock you all out, you stupid slices."
"We all knew we could do it"
In the sprint on Thursday, the German athletes without double Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier had shown the worst result of the World Cup winter. Karolin Horchler was still the best German starter at # 34.
"I can not quite believe that it was possible to get from the back to the front, which is good for the whole team," said Preuß. Horchler was confident for the season on Sunday (11.45 clock, TV: ZDF): "We all knew that we can.Today we have given the right answer.If everyone tomorrow does their thing, then in the season everything is possible."