As described in the race report, the German town of Oberhof finally got some much-needed snow on Thursday – it just happened to come as a blizzard during the World Cup men’s relay held that evening. With both significant snow accumulation and huge gusts of wind hitting the course, the biathletes struggled through with an unusually high number of spare rounds and penalty loops.
Italy eventually took the win, with Russia and Sweden rounding out the podium.
The following photos are courtesy of Fischer and NordicFocus. Click photos to enlarge or view as a slide show.