Ekaterina Shumilova (RUS)
Ekaterina Shumilova (RUS)
Martin Fourcade, Jean Guillaume Beatrix, Alexis Boeuf, Simon Fourcade (FRA) (l-r)
Carl Johan Bergman, Fredrik Lindström, Tobias Arwidson, Björn Ferry (SWE) (l-r)
Erik Lesser, Arnd Peiffer, Andi Birnbacher, Simon Schempp (GER) (l-r)
Alexis Boeuf, Simon Fourcade (FRA)
Tobias Arwidson (SWE)
Andi Birnbacher (GER), Henrik L'Abee-Lund (NOR)


French biathlon team with Fischer athlete Simon Fourcade (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) and his compatriots Alexis Boeuf, Jean Guillaume Beatrix and Martin Fourcade (all FRA) secured victory in Anterselva followed by Sweden and Germany. Women's relay had to be cancelled due to heavy fog.
French relay always in front of the race
Already first skier Simon Fourcade showed a good performance for team France and his team mates stayed in the leading group as well so the Frenchmen could celebrate their first season's win. The base for that success was their great shooting performance where they afford only four spare rounds. Second went to team Sweden composed of Tobias Arwidson (SWE, Fischer), Björn Ferry (SWE, Fischer skis and boots), Fredrik Lindström (SWE, Fischer skis and boots) and Carl Johan Bergman (SWE) although the race started anything but good and first they clearly dropped back: Arwidson fell already at the start and recieved a penalty in his prone stage and they dropped back to 14th spot. But they never give up and due to a battlesome performance of Ferry and Lindström they came back to top. The German quartet consisting of Erik Lesser (GER), Andreas Birnbacher (GER, Fischer), Arnd Peiffer (GER, Fischer) and Simon Schempp (GER) first was in the lead with some other teams until a penaly by Birnbacher dropped them back. Norwegian b-team along with Alexander Os (NOR, Fischer skis and boots), Henrik L'Abee-Lund (NOR, Fischer skis and boots), Martin Eng (NOR) and Erlend Bjøntegård (NOR) finished fourth after two penalties.
Women's relay was cancelled before fourth shooting due to heavy fog at the shooting range.
Relay Mren, Anterselva (ITA):
1. Simon Fourcade
FRA 0+0 0+2 1:14:34.1
1. Alexis Boeuf
FRA 0+2 0+0 1:14:34.1
1. Jean Guillaume Beatrix
FRA 0+0 0+0 1:14:34.1
1. Martin Fourcade
FRA 0+0 0+0 1:14:34.1
2. Tobias Arwidson
SWE 1+3 0+1 1:14:36.7
2. Bjoern Ferry
SWE 0+0 0+0 1:14:36.7
2. Fredrik Lindstroem
SWE 0+0 0+1 1:14:36.7
2. Carl Johan Bergman
SWE 0+0 0+0 1:14:36.7
3. Erik Lesser
GER 0+1 0+2 1:15:12.9
3. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 0+1 1+3 1:15:12.9
3. Arnd Peiffer
GER 0+0 0+1 1:15:12.9
3. Simon Schempp
GER 0+2 0+0 1:15:12.9
4. Alexander Os
NOR 0+0 0+1 1:16:08.7
4. L'abee-lund Henrik
NOR 0+1 0+2 1:16:08.7
4. Martin Eng
NOR 0+1 2+3 1:16:08.7
4. Erlend Bjoentegaard
NOR 0+0 0+3 1:16:08.7