Johannes Thingnes Bø won the pursuit race for 12.5 km at the Biathlon world Cup in Oberhof. It is the seventh victory of the Season in the Norwegian in the tenth race. Arnd Peiffer won the sprint finish in the duel against Lukas Hofer and was 15.1 seconds behind Bø Second.

Exciting as it was in Oberhof after the fourth shoot: Peiffer, and Hofer reached the shooting range, shot free of both errors and walked eight seconds behind Bø in the final round. Martin Fourcade, who finished the race in Fourth, was after the last shoot with two errors in 22 seconds behind. Peiffer passed in the connection to Hofer, couldn’t settle but. In the final sprint the Italians tried to overtake, but without success. At the end of 0.7 seconds were missing him on Peiffer.

Sprint world champion Benedikt Doll was Seventh, Erik Lesser was not gone from “personal reasons” at the Start. He will inform, on Sunday about the reasons that informed the German ski Association. Lesser was raced in the Sprint on Friday 17th. Most recently, the persecution of the champion of the world by 2015 with back problems had failed.

because Of his doping past, the controversial Russian Athlete Alexander Loginov was the Fifth. Loginov had won the Sprint in Oberhof. Currently, he is also one of those five Russian Skijägern, in Austria the public Prosecutor’s office determined because of possible violations of the Anti-Doping rules at the world Cup 2017 in Hochfilzen.

The season on Sunday (14.30 PM, TV: ZDF, Eurosport) closes the world Cup in Oberhof.

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