In Hochfilzen the German biathletes compete for the podium again. Arnd Peiffer was also considered a promising candidate. But the DSV athlete left early.

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Olympic biathlon champion Arnd Peiffer is missing from the German team at the start of the World Cup in Hochfilzen. The 33-year-old left for the sprint on Friday for private reasons. This means that last week’s sprint runner-up is also automatically missing from Saturday’s pursuit race.

Looking for replacement

The decision to use Peiffer in the relay on Sunday should only be taken in the short term, the German Ski Association (DSV) announced. Because Peiffer was already on the start list for the race on Friday, the DSV could not nominate another athlete such as Simon Schempp in the short term.

At the World Cup in Kontiolathi, Finland Peiffer second in the second sprint of the season turn into.

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