The President of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU), four-time world champion Vladimir Drachev believes that five-time Olympic champion, Frenchman Martin Fourcade in time has announced his retirement.
“I think, to put a point on the peak of a career is the right decision. He has already proved in the first place myself, that in recent years was the strongest biathlete in the world, and we’ll find out tomorrow whether he will be able to retire at the top of the eighth to win the world Cup.
It is clear that the impact of age, fatigue, so it’s normal course. In addition, he leaves the French team in good condition, it includes now a lot of strong athletes” — quoted by TASS Drachev.
Farewell race Fourcade will race at the final world Cup of the season 2019/2020, after which will be determined the winner of the “Big crystal globe”.