Soon will start the next world Cup on biathlon. And now bettors you need to know more about the upcoming championship to try just for the day. How will the tournament and who is the main favorite for winning places? All in good time.
Where and when?
The Cup includes nine stages, the first of which starts on the twenty-seventh of November this year and the last one twenty-fifth of March 2018. The overall championship consists of the following competitions:
- With the twenty-seventh of November to third December competitions in östersund, Sweden.
- From the fourth to tenth of December the competition in Hochfilzen, Austria.
- From the eleventh through the seventeenth day of December competition in Annecy, France.
- From the second to the seventh of January 2018 competition in Oberhof, Germany.
- From the eighth to the fourteenth of January 2018 competition in Ruhpolding, Germany.
- From the fifteenth to the twenty-first of January 2018 competition in Antholz, Italy.
- From the fifth to the eleventh March 2018 competition in Kontiolahti, Finland.
- Twelfth to eighteenth of March 2018 competition in Holmenkollen, Norway.
- From the nineteenth to the twenty-fifth of March 2018 competition in Tyumen, Russia.
Before the biathlon World Cup 2018 left
A separate item in the Cup count towards points accumulated during the Olympic games in 2018 will take Korean Pyeongchang.
According to the rating of the Cup of Nations, by which are determined quota on the number of representatives of various countries at the world Cup this season among:
- six athletes from Germany, France, Russia, Norway and Austria (six major, which can be requested in a separate race, and eight to max for each of the nine stages);
- five representatives from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and the United States (a maximum of seven on the stage);
- four men from Bulgaria, Sweden, Canada, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Slovakia and Slovenia (for a maximum of six on the stage);
- three representatives from Romania, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (high five on stage);
- for two athletes from Japan and South Korea (up to four application stage);
- one representative of Belgium, Britain, Croatia, Serbia and Greece (to a maximum of four application stage).
- six representatives in the individual race can represent the Germans, French, Ukrainians, Czechs and Italians (eight in the application stage);
- five athletes can be admitted from Norway, Russia, Sweden, Belarus, and Kazakhstan (seven application stage);
- four contestants can put Swiss, poles, Austrians, Americans, Finns, Canadians and Slovaks (up to six application stage);
- three women will be able to participate from Japan, Bulgaria, South Korea, Slovenia, Lithuania and Estonia (up to five applications for phase);
- for DVe-representatives can put forward China and Romania (four in the application for the stage in General);
- one representative will be allowed from Latvia, UK, Spain, Hungary, and Bosnia (up to four application stage).
News around of biathlon world Cup 2018
Rules and regulations
In comparison with last year the regulations of the biathlon world Cup in the season 2017/18 remains the same. Athletes still have to play in the mixed relay single mixed relay, individual race, sprint, mass start and pursuit, divided into nine stages. For victory in each event, the athletes are awarded points (from sixty occupying the first place to one for the fortieth position at the finish) that eventually added up and go in the overall standings.
Also the points earned by the competitors in the individual classification, be credited to the Treasury of the countries they represent. The results of all nine stages, the winners are determined in each kind of competitions. In General classification the winner is the country which scored the most points.uote>
Favorites and underdogs
In the individual event among men again for the top honors will fight reigning champion Martin Fourcade, representing France, the Russian Anton Shipulin and Norwegian Johannes Bø Tinnes. The competition will be the Germans Arnd Peiffer and Simon Schempp, who had a great performance last year.
Among women for the gold on the forces to fight Germany's Laura dahlmeier (defending champion), Czech Gabriele Koukalova and Finca Kaisa Makarainen. And to prevent to get them medals can only Frenchwoman Marie Dorin habert or Italy's Dorothea Wierer and Justine Breza or anais Chevalier of all France.
In the overall standings, most likely, the leaders will once again be the Germans or the French. But a good chance to join them in the fight are athletes from Russia, Norway and Austria. Among women traditionally strongest would be either the Germans or the French. But to compete with them on forces unless the biathletes from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Italy, Norway and Russia.