Martin Fourcade starts with no. 29

On Thursday, it starts the Pokljuka biathlon world cup with the men’s 20km individual race, where four Slovene athletes, Jakov Fak, Klemen Bauer, Miha Dovžan in Rok Tršan will also compete.

In the Sports Center Pokljuka, the draw of start numbers was held today.

French Martin Fourcade, leading biathlete of the season and last year’s winner of this race in Pokljuka, has number 29. His compatriots Quentin Fillon Maillet and Simon Desthieux who follow him in the overall standing will start 32nd and fourth among 109 competitors.

The best Slovene biathlete Fak has number 12, Bauer will start before him with number 5, Tršan has number 37 and Dovžan 61.