MARTIN FOURCADE WILL NOT COMPETE IN PURSUIT

The leader of the total score Martin Fourcade of France will not participate in pursuit today in Khanty-Mansiysk.

French athlete finished 40th, 2 minutes back the leader. After such an unsuccessful result Martin took a decision to skip pursuit and focus on mass start.

Today 60 athletes will compete in men mass start. Athletes with bibs #1 and #2 Julian Eberhard and Simon Schempp will start the race almost simultaneously. Arnd Peiffer will start 20 seconds back this duet.

Alexey Slepov, who showed the best result among Russian athletes, will be 23rd at start, 1 minute 50 seconds back the leader.