“The whole team cheered. Evgeniy has definitely earned this victory, after everything he has been through. In the Russian team many young athletes are pushing forward, which means that Evgeniy had to perform from the very first race. He’s done that. His win definitely takes the pressure off his shoulders, even his participation in the World Championships is certain for him after two top results in the first two races”, described Peter Landl how important the debut win was for Evgeniy Belov and why he is now beyond criticism.
Unlike the Davos winner the others in the Atomic team weren’t able to benefit from the fast material: Sondre Fossli missed the final due to a fall; Tiril Udnes Weng didn’t make it to the final as one of her competitors accidentally snapped open her binding with their ski. Lotta Udnes Weng and Hanna Falk are also better than their results in Davos say. The material set up was also in top form at the biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, as the video analyses prove. In the pursuit Simon Eder turned in his third best time (he’s never been as strong as this in his career to-date) and came in 14th in the sprint and pursuit. Benjamin Weger came in 6th place in the pursuit.