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Delighted for Tandrevold. Finally getting that win. Hopefully she can kick on now.

As for Wierer, that last shoot was horrific. Not sure I've seen anything worse than that in a long while.

Not sure I've ever seen someone miss 15 out of 20 in a race either before with Simon too, or for the best shot to be 16/20.
 
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Oh, what a lottery. Men's crystal globe will be probably decided in a lottery too then if conditions remain anything similar.

As for Wierer, that last shoot was horrific. Not sure I've seen anything worse than that in a long while.
She could have missed all 5 and still got a better result. Not sure what she thought, a mental capitulation in crazy conditions.
 
Oh, what a lottery. Men's crystal globe will be probably decided in a lottery too then if conditions remain anything similar.



She could have missed all 5 and still got a better result. Not sure what she thought, a mental capitulation in crazy conditions.
Ya, men's will be interesting if similar conditions. Could easily end up with someone like Eder winning if he can shoot well.
 
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Normally you couldn't top 10 after missing 8 even on a snowmobile. I'd rather they cancelled it than have it in those conditions. Though it can be very funny.
They couldn't cancel any more after everyone had been hyped up to Sunday being the Great Decider of the crystal globe. Now everyone just has to deal with what they have got.
 
Oh, what a lottery. Men's crystal globe will be probably decided in a lottery too then if conditions remain anything similar.



She could have missed all 5 and still got a better result. Not sure what she thought, a mental capitulation in crazy conditions.
There was a relay in Oberhof a couple of years ago when Johannes Kühn arrived at standing in heavy fog and wind, and just unloaded his rifle as fast as possible, firing 8 shots in a vague approximation of where the targets where, because he felt that the 5 penalty loops would be quicker than trying to clear the targets.

He was wrong.
 
Ya, I think between the shooting and the penalties Wierer ended up spending about 3 mins in the range. Just shooting and missing all 5 would have been a lot quicker. At worst she misses an extra 2 but spends 90 seconds or more less standing there.
 
I think it was more that once she'd stood there so long without shooting, she was committed to it, and she stuck it out long after the point after which it had become a disadvantage because by then, just firing without aiming would be perceived as worthless having already lost the minute or so before firing.
 
JTB takes the overall then. Looks like he stopped chasing for the win today once he knew where Laegreid was and also allows Tarjei to take the mass start competition.

It's a shame with covid this year as this weekend with the two of them battling in front of the crows at the Holmenkollen would have been amazing.
 
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Well, just like yesterday the conditions became much calmer for the mens' race compared to women's.

And it took the last race of the season for SHL to finally NOT deliver in the shooting range any more. Still, despite loss an incredible season by a rookie and most wins (7) too.

For the second year in a row JTB barely scrapes the overall. Last season was understandable due to missed races, but he really (almost) made a mess of it this season. Should have been far easier given his ski speed.
 
The Boe's always win this tight fights for the World Cup third year that happens. Curious to see if Johannes will focus more on the Olympics next season which could open the door to someone like Fillon Maillet or Laegreid if he keeps his shooting level.
In the women's Eckhoff will certainly be the favourite even if she focus on the Olympics with Olsbu and Wierer likely as their main rivals
 
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Does anyone know why South Tyrol's Matteo Tanel is only competing against the very best in Roller Skiing races? With him being from South Tyrol I should know more about him, but I don't. He only seems to compete in popular XC races during the winter.

The guy is beating athletes like Chervotkin and Spitsov in RS skating races and is one of the best in the world at it. He's also only 63kg and with the Italian team not being exactly stacked atm he could have been the one to fill the void left by Clara (another lightweight skating specialist from South Tyrol who held the Alpe Cermis record for a few years).

I just looked at the World Cup for the coming season and the Tour de Ski looks depressing, only one race that isn't a sprint or a short mass start race. At least having the World Cup final in Tyumen looks nice, fingers crossed for that one.
 

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