The german team both men and women are so so bad right now. Grossner is a terrible shooter specially in prone position. If only she hit just a little bit better, she would be a WC contender in any category, specially Sprint and Mass Start. In men Birbacher is a ok skier and shooter but not very impressive to be a WC contender. Will always be the eternal 3rd, beheind Fourcade and Svendson.
I miss those days of Sven Fischer, Fran Luck, Uschi Disl, Kati Whilelm, Gross and even Greis.
It's hard for me to believe Bulgaria will host WC races soon. France, with so many champions does not host a WC Stage. They were supposed to two years ago, if I remember correctly, but the stage was moved to Austria due to lack of snow.