The German biathletes have missed the conclusion of the home world Cup in Oberhof the first season victory since a year almost. In the case of difficult Wind and track conditions, Karolin Horchler, Franziska Hildebrand, Franziska Preuss and Denise Herrmann ran on Sunday but a strong second place.

In the lead of the race circuit runner Herrmann made at the last standing fence round a two-shot penalty, so that Russia secured the victory. The German Quartet had two Extra rounds, and ten of 33.5 seconds behind Reloads. Place three secured the Czech Republic.

With the first relay podium of the season, the German ladies to be rehabilitated for the debacle in the Sprint, as no came in the top 30. “That feels good, and is a confirmation that we can forward to attack. The result gives quite a lot of courage,” said the Prussian in the ZDF.

in Front of 21,600 spectators on the border eagles start runner Horchler changed in spite of a fall 150 meters after the Start, as a third party on Hildebrand. But the oldest German Skijägerin crashed like some of the other athletes in a departure. However, you brought Germany, with 14 seconds of advantage ahead of Russia in the lead. After Preuß in the Standing position had a penalty lap, just avoided, Herrmann defended twice in the round, rank two but with 3.2 seconds ahead of the Czechs.

From Wednesday in the second home world Cup in Ruhpolding on the program. Then double-Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier, who had dispensed with because of an infection on a Start in Oberhof, and Vanessa Hinz, who was absent due to a cold, again.