Biathlon World Cup: Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet ends again on podium of pursuit

La Française took third place in the continuation of the World Cup stage of November Mesto (Czech Republic), won by the Norwegian Marte Olsbu Roeiseland.


The French have tickled the Norwegians to the end, but they had to bow. Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet and Julia Simon finished, on Saturday March 4, respectively 3 e

é> and 4 e of the pursuit of the World Cup stage of November MESTO, in Czech Republic.

The big winner is called Marte Olsbu Roeiseland who has ahead of his Norwegian compatriot Ingrid Tandrevold. The same podium as during the sprint yesterday. The two Norwegians made the difference on the skis while the French had made a 20 out of 20 in shooting.

In Oberhof in February, Julia Simon had won the world title in pursuit and two bronze medals – one in individual on the Mass Start and one by mixed team. During the relay of the world championships, his compatriot Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet had also been awarded with Emilien Jacquelin and Quentin Fillon-Maillet.

Julia Simon increases her advance at the top of the general classification

In the absence of her main rival for the big crystal globe, the Swedish Elvira Oeberg, Simon still performs a great operation to confirm his first place in the general classification of the World Cup. She largely keeps her yellow bib, 158 points ahead of her runner -up – a victory brings 90 points.

A little earlier, in men, the Norwegian Johannes Boe won the pursuit, equaling his individual success record in one season (16), established in 2018-2019. Starting in first position after his victory during the sprint on Thursday, Boe was ahead of his older brother Tarjei and the Swedish Martin Ponsiluoma.

 Johannes Boe is once again Imposed during the continuation of the World Cup stage of November Mesto. Johannes Boe once again The continuation of the World Cup stage of November Mesto. Michal Cizek/AFP

After a flawless one at his two lying shots, Johannes Boe made an error with each of his two standing shots. Without consequence for the 29-year-old Norwegian, imperial since the start of the season, both in the World Cup and at the Oberhof Worlds in February (three individual titles, seven medals in total).

Tested positive for COVID, the Norwegian Sturla Laegreid, 2nd in the general classification of the World Cup, and Quentin Fillon Maillet, now 7th, were absent from this race.

/Media reports cited above.