1st Swiss Grand Prix, Duebendorf (Дюбендорф)
Свен, 10 July 2008, 00:40As reported on the news page, the 1st Swiss Biathlon Grand Prix took place on July 5, 2008, at Duebendorf, near Zurich. The web team of the German Sandrine Bailly Fanpage was there, and returned home with 690 photos. We have sorted the photos into 6 chronologically ordered categories:
Part 1: Kidz Trophy (9 pictures)
Part 2: Before the competitions (189 pictures)
Part 3: Prologue, women/men (135 pictures)
Part 4: Super Sprint, women (180 pictures)
Part 5: Super Sprint, men (74 pictures)
Part 6: After the competitions (103 pictures)
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Wilhelmina, 10 July 2008, 13:52 / 10 July 2008, 23:06Great photos :D I enjoyed watching them very much, but found just a worrying thing: it's no good that very few athletes ski in helmets. Most of them don't use helmets, which is quite dangerous really :(
I saw only Helena Jonsson, Solveig Rogstad and Bjoern Ferry wearing them. That's no good at all. Other athletes risk their health and are not a good example for the junior.
Ali, 10 July 2008, 17:34Hopefully, biathletes can't start without helmets in the official competitions: World, European and National championships.
Свен, 10 July 2008, 22:44Yes, the lack of protection by helmets was something that I was concerned about, too, considering that the athletes are running blazingly fast on their roller skis. Actually, I think most athletes didn't put on their helmets because of the really hot burning sun on this day. Some athletes, such as Sandrine Bailly, for instance, considered to use a helmet first (as can be seen on some photos), but took it off later before the prologue started.
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