Fourcade won the last race in his career, but lost the big Crystal globe the Norwegian BAA

In Kontiolahti (Finland) was the last men’s race within the biathlon season 2019/2020. Winning the race-persecution was won by the Frenchman Martin Fourcade. The big Crystal globe as the best biathlete of the season went to Norway’s Johannes Bø.

Race results

1. Martin Fourcade (France)
2. Quentin Fillon-Maya (France)
3. Emilien Jaklen (France)

16. Pidruchnuy Dmytro (Ukraine)
17. Pryma Artem (Ukraine)
44. Ruslan Tkalenko (Ukraine)

The fight for the victory

Also fighting for medals, the race played out the small Crystal globe in the classification of the races of persecution, and the big Crystal globe award best biathlete of the season.

Before the start in the overall standings Martin Fourcade, who has announced his retirement, won by Johannes Bø 10 points. But the advantage of the Norwegian was that he started the first and Martin second.

After the first shooting Martin closed the gap on the be up to seven seconds due to the quick shooting. The intrigue started after the second “bed”.

Fourcade and Jacklin worked cleanly, and BAA went to the penalty loop and have already lost 20 seconds to the leaders.

In the first standing to be the opportunity to reduce the gap, because Fourcade and Jaklin simultaneously went to the penalty loop. But the be made up to 3 times and almost killed their chances of winning.

At the last shooting Fourcade had two penalties, and Jacklin three. The be with clean shooting up to fourth place, which allowed him to win the big Crystal globe.

Due to the early end of the season each, he took away points for the two worst races.

BAA needed to finish no lower than 4th place even if He wins the race. Their task Johannes coped, finishing 4th.

The last race in his career won Martin Fourcade. On the podium with him were the countrymen Quentin Fillon Maya and Emilien Jacklin, who finished second and third respectively.

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