President of the St. Petersburg Biathlon Federation Dmitry Vasilyev reported that St. Petersburg athletes will return home to train after the Russian Cup stage in Tyumen was canceled.
Three hours before the start of the first race of the stage in Tyumen, journalists accompanied by a technical delegate and the competition jury went to three points where the temperature on the track was measured. At the lowest point, the temperature dropped to -23 degrees. After that it was decided to cancel the whole stage.
— Of course, it’s true that the stage was canceled. First of all, the health of athletes is important. It’s canceled, it doesn’t matter, it’s life. They also come to race throughout the season.
Another thing is that the weather forecast was known in advance. Why didn’t they immediately move the scene to neighboring towns? There are places where competitions could be held and Ufa was ready to host them. We will now send our athletes to St. Petersburg, the conditions are ideal here and there is a place to train, unlike Moscow. Let all athletes from western Russia come to St. Petersburg,” Vassiliev told .
Watch broadcasts of the Alfa-Bank Russian Cup races on the channels of the Match holding company, as well as on the sites sportbox.ru and matchtv.ru.
Source : MatchTV
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