Fillon Maillet behind Boe in pursuit in Oslo, his 2nd podium of the season

Quentin Fillon Maillet, author of a perfect shooting performance, finished almost a minute behind Boe.

Quentin Fillon Maillet obtained his second podium of the winter by taking second place behind the inaccessible Norwegian Johannes Boe at the end of the pursuit in Oslo on Saturday, the last stage of the Biathlon World Cup.

Starting in seventh position almost a minute behind Boe inherited from Thursday’s sprint, Fillon Maillet got back in place thanks to a 20 out of 20 shot. Boe, with a foul, nevertheless won with a 54 sec 7/10 lead, while taking the time to interrupt his last shot before releasing his final ball, to share with the Norwegian public, then to greet the King of Norway before crossing the finish line.

Another Norwegian, Sturla Laegreid, completes the podium, 1 min 03 sec 4/10ths behind, after a missed target.

The day after the announcement of the departure of the two coaches of the Blues at the end of the season, Vincent Vittoz and Patrick Favre, “more in phase”, another Frenchman, Fabien Claude, invited himself to the top 5 with a 19 on 20 behind the rifle (+1:23.1).

With this second place from QFM, the Blues now total six individual podiums this winter, but still no victory on the eve of the last race of the season, a mass start on Sunday.


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