In a state of grace on the snow of Nove Mesto throughout this final stint of the season, Germany gained on Friday forward of Russia and Norway, who nonetheless turned 3 times on the penalty ring. France completed fifth. The Blues had the rostrum of their sights earlier than Emilien Jacquelin missed all his pictures on the bench.
Imperial Germany, Emilien Jacquelin executioner of his personal staff. As through the mass begin of the Pokljuka Worlds two weeks earlier, the two-time reigning world champion within the pursuit went fully by way of and fully sealed the probabilities of the Blues, Friday over the past stint of the season, in Nove Mesto (Czech Republic) whereas the three earlier torchbearers Antonin Guigonnat, Quentin Fillon-Maillet and Simon Desthieux had finished their finest in order that the staff might discover the style of the rostrum after its 4th place within the Worlds.
When Desthieux handed the baton on to the unlucky Jacquelin, France thus occupied the provisional second place, 36 seconds behind the Germans, untouchable throughout this last assembly of the specialty. Sadly for the France staff, the one we’re used to nicknamed “Fortunate Luke” for his qualities as a shooter has nonetheless fully screwed up. In complete misery, Jacquelin extremely missed seven bullets on his eight pictures. A lot too excessive on his first balls from this mendacity shot which value the Blues dearly, the Grenoblois by no means managed to regulate the sights, the large fault of this relay even sending his following makes an attempt even increased than the earlier ones. A nightmare which pressured the final French torchbearer to finish… 4 penalty laps whereas his comrades had solely been content material to dip into their pickax balls.
Norway on the rostrum regardless of three penalty laps!
After a… 5 out of 5 on his second shot, Jacquelin gave the whole lot to the tip to be forgiven and at the least enable the French to restrict the harm with a fourth place. But it surely was mentioned that he would undoubtedly dwell an ordeal till the tip, for the reason that Slovenian Trsan handed him in extremis for fourth place. The Blues due to this fact completed fifth on this final stint marked by the unimaginable chapter of Emilien Jacquelin but additionally, for first place, by the demonstration of Germany, who had not gained a relay for greater than 4 years (in January 2017).
Imperialists (no penalty spherical, solely 5 pickaxes), the Germans held all their opponents at bay till the end line. If he had shone within the IBU, their final torchbearer Philipp Nawrath nonetheless made his very first outing of the winter within the World Cup on Friday. This didn’t stop him, like his three teammates, from excelling from begin to end. Germany relegated the Russians, second, to 1’21 “, and Norway, third, to 1’33”. A small feat for the reigning world champions, since they needed to go 3 times on the penalty ring. Solely France has finished worse. Extra precisely, Jacquelin.
💬 “I’m sorry however I don’t know what …”
The misery of Emilien Jacquelin after the relay.
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– the L’Équipe channel (@lachainelequipe) March 5, 2021
Males’s relay – Friday March 5, 2021
1- Germany (Lesser-Doll-Peiffer-Nawrath) in 1h12’28”1 (Zero taking pictures faults + 5 picks)
2- Russia (Khalili-Eliseev-Loginov-Latypov) at 1’21 ”7 (0 + 8)
3- Norway (Laegreid-Dale-T.Boe-JTBoe) at 1’33 ”2 (3 + 9)
4- Slovenia (Dovzan-Fak-Bauer-Trsan) at 2’13 ”2 (0 + 8)
5- France (Guigonnat-Fillon Maillet-Desthieux-Jacquelin) at 2’14 ”7 (4 + 9)
6- Austria (Komatz-Eder-Leitner-Lemmerer) at 2’17 ” (0 + 5)
7- Italy (Bionaz-Hofer-Giacomel-Windisch) at 2’48”1 (1 + 15)
8- Belarus (Labastau-Smolski-Varabei-Lazouski) at 3’26”6 (1 + 7)
9- Ukraine (Tyshchenko-Pidruchnyi-Dudchenko-Tsymbal) at 4’03”3 (3 + 12)
10- Czech Republic (Krcmar, Moravec, Zemlicka, Vaclavik) at 4’21 ”6 (1 + 11)