Burkhalter as a lone fighter
Joscha Burkhalter remained flawless in the sprint and thus secured a good starting position for the pursuer. The Swiss starts the cross-country ski run in tenth place, 52 seconds behind. But that leaves him alone for his nation. Martin Jäger narrowly missed the chance of the pursuit race in 62nd place. Niklas Hartweg wasn’t missing many places either, but 64th was not enough for him either. Sebastian Stalder was far behind as 109th.
Eder traveling alone
The situation for Austrian men is similar to that for women. Lisa Theresa Hauser was there as a lone fighter. This is what will happen to Simon Eder in a moment. The veteran goes into the pursuer as the twelfth starter. His teammates David Komatz, Harald Lemmerer and Patrick Jakob clearly failed to qualify with a result in the sprint in the top 60.
The German contingent
Benedikt Doll delivered an outstanding sprint race. Just seven seconds behind, he starts chasing Quentin Fillon Maillet. Erik Lesser doesn’t have to wait long either. After 43 seconds, the German was allowed to start the race in sixth place. Roman Rees is a good minute behind as 20th. David Zobel will be allowed to leave the starting gate a few seconds behind him. Philipp Horn slipped into the pursuit race as 59th. Johannes Kühn is still missing due to his corona infection.
Fillon Maillet as the hunted
Quentin Fillon Maillet goes into this race as the leader in the overall World Cup and the pursuit standings. In addition, the Frenchman can also determine the pursuit from the start. Quentin Fillon Maillet prevailed in the sprint race ahead of Benedikt Doll and Anton Smolski. This puts the Frenchman in the role of the hunted.
Hello and welcome to the Men’s 12.5K Pursuit. After the women have already submitted, the men start at 2:45 p.m.