The favored women's quartet around Justine Braisaz and final runner Julia Simon set an exclamation mark before the Olympic Games and won already for the second time a 4 X 6 km relay race of this season.
The Swedes can also be very satisfied with their performance, because in the absence of the Oeberg sisters they also achieved a very strong second place.
Auf Platz drei bewiesen Russlands Damen, dass man sie niemals abschreiben darf und sie auch im erweiterten Feld zu den Favoritinnen für Olympia zu zählend sind.
The DSV team, after a penalty loop by Vanessa Hinz hopelessly behind, still managed an impressive fourth place thanks to a risky catch-up race by Franziska Hildenbrand and Denise Herrmann. Without Tiril Eckhoff and Ingrid Tandrevold the Norwegian women's team was only able to finish seventh.
Ergebnisse 4 X 6 Km Damenstaffel, Ruhpolding:
1. Frankreich 1.10.50,0 Std.
2. Schweden + 35,1 Sek.
3. Russland + 1.12,2 Min.
7. Norwegen + 1.42,6 Min.
Statement Justine Braisaz:" We were counted among the favorites in the run-up,
and were able to confirm this impressively. We were able to determine the race right from the start and all put in a good performance."
Statement Julia Simon:" It was really fun today to finish as the final runner and winner. We all did a good job and wouldn't mind at the Olympics with this finish ."
Pictures: K. Voigt Fotografie