Biathlon: Fillon maillet won a dramatic mass start in Pokljuka, the Ukrainians failed race

Pokljuka hosted the men’s mass start in the 6th round of the world Cup. Unexpectedly won a landslide victory, the Frenchman Fillon maillet Quentin.

Race results

1. Fillon Maillet (France)
2. Benedikt Doll (Nimechchyna)
3. The Johannes Bø (Norway)
4. The Willow Hosted Christiansen (Norway)
5. Martin Fourcade (France)

28. Dmitry Pidruchny (Ukraine)
29. Pryma Artem (Ukraine)

Fight for awards

At the first shooting range to 18 biathletes shot clean. Thus, the advantage of the leader on the 20th he was about 10 seconds.

Several the distribution of power changed after the second “bed”. The French Fourcade and Fillon maillet and Norwegians Dale and Christiansen worked cleanly and left a small gap.

More distribution of power has changed after the first “rack”. Johannes Bø and Christiansen worked cleanly and took the lead in the race. He fell back to fifth place and lost to the Norwegians 20 seconds.

But the intrigue started after the last shooting. BAA Christiansen simultaneously went to penalties, the leadership was seized by Fillon maillet. Fourcade after leaving the stadium lost to countryman 7 seconds.

Advantage in 17 seconds was enough for Fillon maillet to confidently win the mass start.

Suddenly, second place was awarded to Germany’s Benedikt doll. Bronze Martin Fourcade snatched Johannes Bø. The Frenchman finished only 5th.

How did the Ukrainians

In the mass start, Ukraine was represented only Dmitry Pidruchny and Brendan. Unfortunately, the Ukrainians did not fight for awards.

Dmitry Pidruchny due to errors on the shooting range ran 3 laps and finished 28th.

Not the best shooting showed Brendan – four penalties. Prima finished 29th.