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.
Past winners & podiums
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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.
Norway’s Jarl Riiber has won the PCR/Qualification in the French venue of Chaux-Neuve. Even with a non-perfect jump to 113 metres, Riiber accumulated a total of 132.6 points which put him 34 seconds ahead of runner-up Eric Frenzel. The German jumped 109.5 metres (124.2 p.)
The Nordic Combined January is packed with highlights and the next weekend is no exception. The World Cup returns to Chaux-Neuve, one of the Meccas of the discipline, located on the Swiss-French border in the Jura region.
The World Cup weekend in Chaux-Neuve has been confirmed in the snow control today. After the OC had a very difficult situation in the preparation phase with almost no natural snow and also very little precipitation at all, the last days brought snowfalls and colder weather.
Race Director Lasse Ottesen has been in a period of inspection trips to the venues of the upcoming 2016/17 winter season and everywhere, OCs are gearing up for the weeks to come. Generally, all organisers were well prepared with the plans for the winter in place but in some of the venues, major novelties or premieres will take place or a being thought about for the future.