Chaux-Neuve is a village with about 200 inhabitants in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, close to the border to Switzerland. The next bigger city is Pontarlier which is located about 30 kilometres to the Northeast. Chaux-Neuve has always been a venue dedicated to Nordic Combined.
The ski jumping facility La Côté Feuillée consists of multiple smaller training hills and one big HS118 hill where the competitions are held. As early as 1965, the construction of ski jumping hills was started but had to be stopped for a couple of years because of problems with the earthwork operations. During the winter of 1989/90, the project was restarted and the smaller hills were completed in this winter and inaugurated with a Nordic Combined Europa Cup. In 2010, the biggest of the old hills was restructured and transformed into a modern HS118 hill. It was officially inaugurated during a Nordic Combined World Cup in 2011.
The cross-country track, which attracts large crowds of spectators up to 15.000 people, winds through the fields around the hills and crosses the outrun of the large hill.
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World Cup leader Jan Schmid extended his lead with another victory, his fourth in total and the second back-to-back since his win in Val di Fiemme last week. Schmid skied a strong race, mostly together with jumping leader Akito Watabe but beat the Japanese by 1.4 seconds in the end. Ilkka Herola came through with a podium result for the Finnish team, ending his race on the third place after beating Austria’s Lukas Klapfer in a finish line sprint by 0.3 seconds.
With a three-competition weekend in Val di Fiemme just behind, the Nordic Combined World Cup is well and truly back in action after the Christmas break. Next up is the World Cup in Chaux-Neuve, France, a place known for its big crowds and enthusiastic audience. With French superstar Jason Lamy Chappuis back on board and the Olympic Games coming up, the organisers expect a big turnout again.
The Nordic Combined World Cup weekend in Chaux-Neuve (FRA) has been confirmed by snow controller Eric Lazzaroni.
Three Nordic Combined events - two for boys and one for girls - end the OPA Alpencup series for the season of 2016/17 in Chaux-Neuve and for the first time, male and female overall winners were crowned.
Fabian Rießle took the win in the second Individual Gundersen event in Chaux-Neuve. In another German podium sweep, Rießle took the victory in a strong finish against teammate and yesterday’s winner Johannes Rydzek (+2.2 seconds). Eric Frenzel returned to the podium on the third position, finishing 7.9 seconds behind the winner.
Johannes Rydzek has effectively ended Eric Frenzel’s winning streak in the Nordic Combined World Cup. Rydzek took the win with an advantage of 2.8 seconds on teammate Fabian Rießle at the finish line. Japanese Akito Watabe claimed rank three (+5.7). Eric Frenzel ended up on the fourth position after his pole broke in a racing manoeuvre with Johannes Rydzek on the last lap.