2017 started with lots of good resolutions! The beginning of the New Year surprised many service technicians. New snow! No artificial snow! No fog! Sunshine! Temperatures as low as -17°C!
The first competitions in 2017 were held in Oberhof, Thuringia! Fantastic conditions and top-class performances by the athletes! The winners came from Austria, France, Czechia and Germany. One example of mega-biathlon advertising was the Men’s mass start race on Sunday. After the final round of shooting, five athletes reached the last lap. Their names: Björndalen, Fourcade, Schempp, Beatrix and local hero Lesser! On the "Birxsteig", Fourcade and Schempp gained a slight lead. Approaching the stadium, Erik Lesser was able to catch up with the two leaders. The race was finally decided on the finishing line! An absolutely thrilling photo-finish! The stadium went wild, and spectators shouted even louder when the results were posted on the video screen! 1. Toko racer Schempp 2. Toko racer Lesser 3. Toko friend Fourcade!!!
A grand gesture from the man in the yellow bib! Martin Fourcade bowed in front of the winners’ rostrum. This is what we call top class sport and we are already looking forward to the next race in Ruhpolding!