Frenzel takes it all in first Nordic Combined TRIPLE
Defending overall Viessmann Nordic Combined World Cup champion Eric Frenzel won his third-straight World Cup event Sunday in grand fashion, to become the first winner of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE.
In an exciting event in front of enthusiastic crowds, Frenzel won each of the three stages of the new format that accumulates results of three competitions on consecutive days to crown a champion on Sunday.
"It was such a nice weekend. The first time experiencing the TRIPLE and putting my name into the books as its first winner is just amazing. I am unbelievably happy I was able to have three victories in a row – it’s just great.” Frenzel said.
In the last of three competitions, Frenzel was second after the ski jumping and went ahead of the field early in the 15 km cross-country race to win the crown. The German beat Haavard Klemetsen (NOR), who led after the jumping on the last day of competition. Magnus Moan (NOR) came in third.
"This weekend has been really positive for me. Finishing second was not what I expected when I came here but everything has just gone perfectly. I had a lot of family here, we had good weather and I was just having fun”, Klemetsen said.
For his victory, Frenzel earned double World Cup points and further extended his lead in the overall standings. He now has 753 points, 236 ahead of Klemetsen, who climbed from fifth to second. Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) dropped to third with 471 points.