News : Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 in Nove Mesto: Biathlet Peiffer sprints to 13th place in the Czech Republic


News : Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 in Nove Mesto: Biathlet Peiffer sprints to 13th place in the Czech Republic

After biathlon-WM in Pokljuka the biathletes will start again at the biathlon from March 5th to 14th-World cup in Nove Mesto (Czech Republic). As part of the competition, the Beijing races will also be held in the Czech Republic due to the corona. The men will compete against each other this week from March 11th to March 14th, 2021 in the disciplines sprint, pursuit, mixed relay and single relay.

Biathlon World Cup 2020/2021 in Nove Mesto: These competitions are on the agenda

The biathletes will compete against each other in various disciplines at the World Cup from March 5th to 14th. In addition to sprints, pursuits and singles, the mass start, relay, single-mixed relay and mixed relay are also on the program.

Find out how you can follow the Biathlon World Cup from Nove Mesto live on TV and live stream here

Biathlon World Cup in the Czech Republic: schedule for the men’s competition in Nove Mesto

date Beginning discipline
05.03.2021 3:20 p.m. 4 x 7.5 km relay
03/06/2021 3.40 p.m. 10 km sprint
07.03.2021 4 p.m. 12.5 km pursuit
03/11/2021 5.30 p.m. 10 km sprint
03/13/2021 2.45 p.m. 12.5 km pursuit
03/14/2021 10:25 a.m. Mixed season
03/14/2021 1.45 p.m. Single mixed relay

All statements without guarantee

The German squad for the Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto

Surname Age World title * Overall World Cup **
Maren Hammerschmidt, Winterberg 31 0/1 34
Denise Herrmann, Oberwiesenthal 32 1/0 12th
Janina Hettich, Schönwald 24 0 19th
Vanessa Hinz, Schliersee 28 0/3 30th
Franziska Preuss, Hague 26 0/1 6th
Benedikt Doll, Breitnau 30th 1/0 13th
Johannes Kühn, Reit im Winkl 29 0 39
Erik Lesser, Eintracht Frankenhain 32 1/1 14th
Arnd Peiffer, Clausthal-Zellerfeld 33 2/3 12th
Roman Rees, Schauinsland 27 0 32

* World title in singles / World title with relay

** Current position in the overall World Cup

Biathlon World Cup 2020/21: All results at a glance

How the biathletes fared at the World Cup and what biathlon fans need to know about the tournament is revealed here in the results overview.

+++ 11.03.2021: Biathlete Peiffer sprints in 13th place in the Czech Republic +++

Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer took 13th place as the best German in the biathlon sprint in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. The 33-year-old from the Harz region made a penalty loop on Thursday and was 46.1 seconds behind the French winner Quentin Fillon Maillet after ten kilometers. The Norwegian Tarjei Bö secured second place in front of the Italian Lukas Hofer. All three ski hunters on the podium made it through without a shooting error, but all six German starters made mistakes with their guns.

In the previous week, Peiffer had run into third place in the first sprint in the same place. The second best German was ex-world champion Benedikt Doll (2 mistakes) in 15th place, Erik Lesser (1) crossed the finish line in 19th, Roman Rees (1) came in 27th. The qualification for the pursuit race of the best 60 on Saturday missed on the other hand the weak Philipp Horn (3/73.) and Johannes Kühn (3/83.).

The World Cup will continue on Friday (5.30 p.m. / ZDF and Eurosport) with the women’s sprint. The hunting races and mixed competitions are still on the program on the 2013 World Championship tracks until Sunday, before the season finale in Sweden takes place next week.

+++ March 6th, 2021: Biathlete Doll at the World Cup in Nove Mesto pursuit eighth +++

Biathlete Benedikt Doll finished eighth in the pursuit at the end of the first week of the World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. The 30-year-old from the Black Forest made two shooting mistakes and was 15.5 seconds behind the victorious Tarjei Bö (1 mistake) at the finish on Sunday. The Norwegian prevailed just ahead of his younger brother Johannes Thingnes Bö (2) and the French Simon Desthieux (2).

The second best German was Arnd Peiffer. After his third place in the sprint on Saturday, the 33-year-old made three shooting errors and finished in tenth. Thuringian Erik Lesser (2) also showed a decent race in 15th place. Philipp Nawrath (2) had to be content with 29th place.

+++ 05.03.2021: Biathlete Peiffer Sprint third in Nove Mesto – Desthieux wins +++

Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer only missed his eleventh World Cup victory by 4.4 seconds at the Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto. The ex-world champion stayed clear in the sprint over ten kilometers on Saturday, but after ten kilometers he just had to give way to the victorious Frenchman Simon Desthieux. Second-placed Swede Sebastian Samuelsson was also just two seconds ahead of Peiffer. This means that the 33-year-old from Harz will start the pursuit on Sunday (4.00 p.m. / ZDF and Eurosport) with an excellent starting position.

One day after their brilliant start-finish victory in the relay, Benedikt Doll also convinced in sixth place (1 error / + 14.5 seconds) and Erik Lesser in 14th (1 / + 50.7 seconds).

On the other hand, Johannes Kühn experienced a pitch-black day, who missed all five targets after making a mistake while standing and then gave up the race disappointed. He is also missing in the hunt race on Sunday, as is Roman Rees, who was only 61st. One day after his strong performance as a relay runner, Philipp Nawrath had to be content with rank 53.

+++ March 5th, 2021: German biathlon relay with first World Cup victory in four years +++

The German men’s biathlon relay won a World Cup race for the first time in more than four years. The quartet with Erik Lesser, Benedikt Doll, Arnd Peiffer and Philipp Nawrath prevailed on Friday in the Czech Nove Mesto with only five spare rounds ahead of Russia and Norway. One and a half weeks after the World Cup relay debacle with seventh place in Pokljuka, the team looked like they had been changed and was 1: 21.7 minutes ahead of the Russians after 4×7.5 kilometers. The last German success to date was in Antholz in January 2017.

Above all, the 32-year-old Lesser was in the focus in front of empty grandstands on the 2013 World Cup tracks. As a starting runner at the World Championships in Slovenia, he suffered a slump, so that his team was out of the race right at the beginning of the competition and at the end had no chance of winning the medals. The Thuringian now shone in Nove Mesto and gave Germany an early lead. The team with last runner Nawrath held this position surprisingly well, while world champion Norwegians made three penalties in difficult wind conditions in the last relay race of the winter.

bos / news.de / dpa


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