The first phase of the team left for Germany and Eric Lesser. In seven seconds behind the Germans arrived national teams of the USA (Lowell Bailey) and the Czech Republic (Michal Krcmar). The hosts of the championship, whose first phase ran OLE Einar Bjoerndalen, at first, was in the lead, but two extra bullets drove the Norwegians outside the Troika. Team Russia (Maxim Tsvetkov) made a transfer in the second stage the 11th minute behind the leader.
Second the Russians in the relay was listed Evgeny Garanichev. The prone, he had a great time and closed the gap on the leaders to 17 seconds, but in the rack used all three spare rounds, but still went to the penalty loop.
Meanwhile, in the first place after the second stage in Norway thanks to tarjei boe. Just three-tenths was Germany, and on the third place unexpectedly left the Canadians. Garanichev passed the baton to Anton Babikov tenth behind Bo more than a minute (1:04).
Babikov also took advantage of additional rounds (though only two), but it's not close to the leaders, and Vice versa (by the end of the phase lag from the first place was 1 minute 45 seconds).
Ahead still was the Troika — Norway, Germany, Canada. And Johannes Bo sent to the last stage, Emil Hegle Svendsen by as many as 29 seconds.
Svendsen almost lost all the advantage in the final standing stage, when in the rack he needed two spare rounds. Coming on the heels of Stefan Schempp did not take advantage of favorable to breakthrough the situation (he also took a backup shot), but still reduced the gap to 10 seconds. In third place remained confidently canadian Brendan green.
As he tried to get Shemp Svendsen on the final straight, to make him and failed and Norway issued a third victory at the home world Championships. Second was Germany, and "shooting skiers" Canada sensationally took the bronze!
The Russian team efforts coming in the last stage Anton Shipulin has risen to the sixth final position, but still lost to the winners very much — a minute and six seconds.
The French are led by Martin Fourcade today does not surprise me, finishing ninth. The Latvian team, who played without their leader Andrejs rastorgujevs (will run tomorrow in the last race of the championship — mass start), already clocked up nine penalties and were last in the competition of 25 teams.
Biathlon. The 2016 world Cup. Holmenkollen (March 12). Men. Relay 4x7 stamps,5 km:
1. Norway — 1:13.16,8 (0 penalty laps 6 additional rounds).
2. Germany — the gap 11,5 (0 5).
3. Canada 23,4 (0 5)...
6. Russia (Maxim Tsvetkov, Evgeny Garanichev, Anton Babikov, Anton Shipulin) — 1.06,4 (1 7)...
25. Latvia (Daumants Lusa, Deksnis Ingus, Robert Clothings, Alexander Petruk) — backlog 1 circle (9 16).