Today, on March’17 the Biathlon World Cup starts in the capital of Ugra.
The official Opening Ceremony of the competitions will be held tonight in the Tennis Centre; however athletes have already tested the track of Khanty-Mansiysk.
Strong wind and occasional snow was accompanying the training. According to the weather forecast the windy weather conditions will remain until sprint races and then the spring cold will come to Siberia.
The new world champion Ekaterina Yurlova has confessed that Russian squad is ready for such weather conditions. «Alexey Volkov from Ugra has warned us that the weather here is treacherous. The wind is strong very often in spring and this can influence a result», — said Ekaterina Yurlova.
March’18 will be the day of official training and on Thursday the first men’s race of the World Cup 9 will take place. It will be 10 km sprint with 2 shootings. The race will start at 5:45 p.m. local time.