Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was the only woman to head one of the large networks of Resistance fighters against the Nazis in France, known as “Alliance”, 1940’s. Alliance had 3,000 members, 24% were women, making it the resistant organisation with the strongest female presence.
Martin Fourcade gave the partisan crowd at Le Grand Bornand exactly what they wanted: a masterful biathlon performance in a clean-shooting victory and a sweep of today’s mass start competitions after Justine Braisaz won earlier. Second place went to the sprint/pursuit double winner Johannes Thingnes Boe, while Erik Lesser finished third.
Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway doubled his Hochfilzen fun, backing up yesterday’s sprint win with a 5-for-5 final standing stage to win the 12.5K pursuit this morning at Hochfilzen in 36:41.1. Despite three penalties, Johannes finished 58.8 seconds ahead of Slovenia’s Jakov Fak, with just one penalty. Martin Fourcade of France after three final standing stage penalties outsprinted Germany’s Simon Schempp for third place, 1:10 back.