Vittozzi storms to second World Cup win
Lisa Vittozzi continued her perfect week with a second straight biathlon World Cup victory in the first women's 10km pursuit of 2019 in Oberhof.
The Italian, who won the women's 7.5km sprint title on Thursday, began with a five-second advantage following Friday's mass start and held on to beat Russia's Anastasiya Kuzmina and France's Anais Chevalier as she finished in a time of 32:32.9.
World Cup leader Dorothea Wierer started in 24th but was up to seventh following the shooting.
She then made her way up to second before a collision with Anais Bescond, leaving her down in fifth place at the finish line.
Bescond recovered to take fourth, while Germany's Franziska Preuss climbed from 45th to sixth. Sportsbeat 2019