The former world champions Franziska Preuss and Vanessa Hinz are also absent from the German biathletes at the World Cup in Ruhpolding. Both of them had recently caught a cold and could not be there last week in Pokljuka/Slovenia. On the other hand, Anna Weidel, who was last spared from the pursuit of Pokljuka, is returning, and Thuringia’s Juliane Frühwirt is also joining the team. A month before the start of the home World Championships in Oberhof (February 8th – 19th), the men’s team will also be changed before the start on Wednesday. Philipp Nawrath replaces the weak Philipp Horn. A track in Bavaria could only be prepared with a lot of effort in rain and too high temperatures, but the six races should take place as planned. “In terms of the weather, the week in Ruhpolding will certainly not be easy,” said sporting director Felix Bitterling.