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Biathlon: Norway takes relay in Ruhpolding, Ukraine – the fourth

Биатлон: Норвегия берет эстафету в Рупольдинге, Украина – четвертаяThe men’s team of Norway in a dramatic fight with Russia and Germany won the classic relay at the world Cup in Ruhpolding.

The Ukrainian relay in Ruhpolding opened Brendan – with one additional cartridge native Chernigov introduced to Sergey Semenov’s race in fifth position with 14 seconds adrift of leaders Italy. The favorites of the race Germany and France “efforts” Lesser and S. Fourcade after the first stage was on significant clearance from even the top 10.

The second step for Ukraine was not less successful, Semyonov, despite using three spare rounds, he managed to gain a foothold in the leading group. Ukraine is on the equator of the race was on for second behind Russia in 27 seconds.

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After the third stage Vladimir Semakov dropped the team to sixth place. However, the Ukrainian team was still in the contenders for the podium, trailing the top 3 by only 22 seconds. Elisha has significantly strengthened the leadership of Russia, ahead of Norway and Germany for 30 seconds.

At the final stage Vitaly Kilchitsky showed tremendous fire and raised the Ukraine national team to fourth place. From the podium of the “blue-yellow” were separated by only five seconds.

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Victory in the relay in the final sprint pulled the Norwegians – Emil Hegle Svendsen in the final round played at the Russian Anton Babikov 15 seconds and easily outstripped in a finishing alignment.

Ruhpolding. Men. The results of the relay:

1. Norway (0+5) 1:13:40.7
2. Russia (0+2) +5.1
3. Germany (1+9) +23.5
4. Ukraine (0+6) +28.0
5. Czech Republic (1+9) +32.6

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