Lisa Vittozzi in the heat of Annecy
Lisa Vittozzi, already victorious of a test on the snow of Livigno, has given the cover on the occasion of the mass-start ladies of the first Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival.
The young Italian took advantage of a last perfect shot to win in a beautiful popular atmosphere on the shores of Lake Annecy. Accurate behind the rifle, the runner-up of the general of the last World Cup has preceded … the number one world, his compatriot Dorothea Wierer.
"It's very difficult with the heat but we managed to finish, we have to get well hydrated in its conditions, explained the winner of the last World Cup biathlon. I had difficulties on the first standing with a not good position but it is a very good training! "
Victory of @lisa_vittozzi in front of Dorothea Wierer and Justine Braisaz for the first race of the Nordic Festival.#biathlon #skidefond #MFNF #annecy #martinfourcade @nordicfestival pic.twitter.com/QqxJOX2Sh2
– Lebiathlonen (@Lebiathlonen) August 31, 2019
Braisaz: "The best have won yet"
In the heat of Annecy in late August, the French Justine Braisaz delighted the fans by finishing on the podium, in front of Finland's Kaisa Makaraïnen, Slovakia's Paulina Fialkova and Poland's Monica Hojnicz.
"It's very hot but it's a 20-minute race and we've all given a lot. There are a lot of people and it's really nice. It was a great race, it's a shame to get two out of the last one, it could have been a good match. The best have won but go in November… ", has developped Justine Braisaz on The Chaîne L'Equipe.
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