Norwegian Johannes Boe made a spectacular comeback to win the pursuit at Soldier Hollow (Utah) in the United States on Sunday ahead of his older brother Tarjei.

Starting in 17th position, almost a minute from the race lead after the sprint the day before, Johannes Boe, author of a 19 out of 20 shooting, won with a 6 sec 4/10th lead over his elder, who missed two targets.

Already second in the sprint, Frenchman Emilien Jacquelin climbs onto a second consecutive podium, third at 7 seconds 1/10 despite a rushed first standing shot punctuated by three faults.

In the race for the big crystal globe, the duel between the Boe brothers continues but Johannes, the youngest, gives himself some fresh air with his victory of the day: with three individual races remaining at the end of the season, he now has 62 points ahead of Tarjei. A victory earns 90.

Sprint, pursuit and mass start are scheduled next week in Canmore, Canada, for the ninth and final stage of the season.