|Canada’s Nathan Smith won the men’s pursuit today in 32:04.9, with a single penalty giving him his first ever World Cup victory. This topped his second place Silver medal in last week’s IBU World Championships. Benedikt Doll of Germany had his second career podium in second place, with two penalties, 24 seconds back. Russia’s Anton Shipulin in a sprint through the final 200 meters took third place, with four penalties, 35.7 seconds back.
Just behind Shipulin in fourth was Martin Fourcade, 40.3 seconds back also with four penalties. His fourth place sealed the World Cup total Score title for the fourth year in a row and also gave him the pursuit title. Fifth place went to Germany’s Daniel Boehm with two penalties, 49.2 seconds back, while his teammate Arnd Peiffer finished sixth, with three penalties, 58.1 seconds back.