Only five days to go until the first competition of the 2014/15 winter and then the Nordic Combined athletes will be back to battling out who the toughest man on skis, who the ultimate winter athlete is. Two big season highlights are waiting for all participants, promising close fights and radiant winners: the second edition of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld and the World Championships in Falun.
It's always special to compete at Holmenkollen, Oslo and with the Norwegian King in attendance and the King's Cup as a special token to be taken home by the winner, so the stakes were high in this second-but-last Individual Gundersen competition of the winter 2013/14.
Eric Frenzel shows no signs of stopping! Even in the difficult conditions at today's PCR in Oslo which had to be postponed to the evening due to the strong wind and extreme fog, the German showed a convincing jumping performance.
The World Cup season of 2013/14 is slowly taking the last turn leading into the home stretch and even with Germany's Eric Frenzel already having clinched the big crystal globe of the overall world Cup, the finale of this season promises to be thrilling. With three last stops in Scandinavia, the fight between Germany and Norway for the Nations Cup will be decided on one of the opponent's home turf. Only 27 points separate the teams before going in the last four competitions of the winter.
Right after the Nordic Combined Triple, the next highlight will follow suit: the Olympic Games in Sochi. Part II of the extended season preview will take you to all stops of the later part of the winter!