The Champion is back on top! Nordic Combined superstar Jason Lamy Chappuis had a great weekend at Ramsau am Dachstein and returned to the to the top of the podium, exactly one year after winning his last World Cup at Schonach in December 2013. The three-time overall World Cup winner bounced back after a slower start into the season and continued his upward trend from Lillehammer: from a third place in an individual competition, he went on to collect another third place with the team and this first season victory in the individual in Ramsau am Dachstein.
Jason Lamy Chappuis has taken the victory in Ramsau am Dachstein in a close sprint for the finish line with Mikko Kokslien who came in second and Fabian Rießle who finished third. They crossed the finish line 0.2 and 0.7 second after the winner from France.
The Norwegian team beat Team Germany with only 0.1 second after a riveting sprint for the finish line between Fabian Rießle and Joergen Graabak. The French team with last skier Maxime Laheurte claimed the third rank, 6.5 seconds after Germany.
Evgeniy Klimov strikes back! After a weaker start into the season in Ruka and Lillehammer, the Russian jumping sensation has taken the win in today’s qualification/PCR in Ramsau am Dachstein. Fellow jumping specialists Haavard Klemetsen and Yoshito Watabe took ranks two and three.
Only small changes occurred in head coach Christoph Eugen’s squad for their home World Cup in Ramsau am Dachstein. Next to the regulars like Bernhard Gruber, Christoph Bieler, Willi Denifl and Lukas Klapfer, fellow veteran Mario Stecher is back and will fight for a regular spot on the team in the new year.
Right before the holiday cheer is taking over the Nordic Combined world, too, there is one last exciting, action-packed World Cup weekend lying in wait for fans and athletes alike: Ramsau am Dachstein will ring in Christmas 2014.