The previous season was last for Anastasia Kuzmina, she said about it in December. And she really retired after previous season, but said what will think about help Slovakia team in relays.
Team Slovakia had just four girls in main team, except Kuzmina there are: Ivona Fialkova, Paulina Fialkova and Teresia Polyakova. And noone in reserve team, nobody at IBU cup. Slovakia hasn't a real replacement to Kuzmina. The most real ways: Thes will take one of four girls from the junior team to main, or will take her just to relays.
Most experience candidates: Machyniakova Veronika(1997) and Smerciakova Aneta (1997).