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Lisa Vittozzi could make everything clear at the mass start on Sunday. © APA/afp / ISAAC HALE

Vittozzi takes a giant step towards the crystal ball

Lisa Vittozzi has never been this close to winning the crystal ball in the Biathlon World Cup. On Saturday she showed an extremely strong performance in the pursuit and thus put herself in a very good position to win the overall World Cup.

Lisa Vittozzi now has all the trump cards in her hand. The Azzurra showed one of the best performances of the season in the pursuit on Saturday and deservedly took the win. Behind her, two French women, Lou Jeanmonnot (2nd) and Justine Braisaz-Bouchet (3rd), landed on the podium.

Vittozzi was clearly the best biathlete of the day. She remained clean in the first three shootings, only making one mistake in the last shooting. But her competitors from France made significantly more mistakes, and that's why Vittozzi was able to easily run to victory. It was her fifth win of the season, fourth in the World Cup.

Two bullets for sure

Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, who had been leading in the overall ranking until Saturday, was able to keep up in the prone stage, but then she made two errors in each of the remaining two standing stages and fell back to 19th place. Vittozzi now takes over the yellow jersey and has all the trump cards in the mass start on Sunday.

Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold showed nerves on Saturday. © APA/afp / ISAAC HALE

One thing is already certain: after the small ball in the individual, Vittozzi can no longer be taken away from the pursuit. So there will be at least two crystal balls, the third and largest could follow on Sunday. But in order to achieve this, the Azzurra has to show a good race. If Tandrevold wins on Sunday, Vittozzi will have to place at least 12th. Then nothing stands in the way of winning the overall World Cup crystal ball.

The big season finale on Sunday

The women's biathlon season will conclude on Sunday with a mass start. It starts at 18.10:XNUMX p.m SportNews-Live ticker so you don't miss anything important.

Women's Pursuit in Canmore, the results


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