Norway again and again. Best on the course and on the shooting line (five notches), the untouchable Christiansen and Tandrevold flew over the race on Sunday and won in 38’54”1 during the season’s first single mixed relay, in Slovenia. Behind, the French marked their territory by finishing second in 41 seconds.
In Pokljuka, Antonin Guigonnat and Lou Jeanmonnot managed their race well to limit Switzerland (Amy Baserga and Niklas Hartweg) and offer the fifteenth podium of the season to the Blues. “ It is a race where there is not much control, it is a commitment, and you have to let the automation take its course. Today (Sunday), it went well, explained Antonin Guigonnat at the microphone of Chaine L’Équipe. It’s cool because it’s a race where it can turn into a disaster very quicklye (Samuelson took three penalty laps and the Swedes finished in tenth place). It’s always nice to get on the podium as a team with a new teammate. »
Despite a fairly strong wind, the Blues held on to the launch pad (six notches). And in the final loop, Lou Jeanmonnot was able to make the difference on skis against the return of the young Swiss, Amy Baserga (22), to claim her first podium in the single mixed relay. ” On the pursuit, the Swiss had me good on the downhill. I knew I had to be ahead on the climb. I put everything I had on the last bump and it was overanalyzed the French. I’m glad it’s not anymore. »
Excited to get on the podium and rub shoulders with the best to gain experience, the Habs earned their first: ” Taking part in the relay really helps to be able to do very decent individual races. It gives experience. Fight with Ingrid (Teeth violence) on a final lap is a chance for the upcoming races. The Blues barely have time to enjoy. On Sunday afternoon, they take the bus to reach the next stage in Ruhpolding (Germany).