Ramsau am Dachstein is located on an elevated plateau between the Dachstein range and the Enns valley in the state of Styria, Austria. The town with its 2.700 inhabitants is famous for its excellent winter sports facilities, a fact that the FIS recognized with awarding the 1999 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships to the region. In the course of the 20th century, several ski jumps were erected in Ramsau. In addition to that, Ramsau also hosts the base station of a cable car which goes up to the Dachstein glacier, which offers a year-round resort for Alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
Ramsau am Dachstein is a traditional Nordic Combined venue, the HS 98 hill, which was constructed in 1995, is currently not used for World Cups of the ski jumpers. Since 1995/96, Ramsau has been an annual fixed point on the Nordic Combined calendar. The cross-country track leads through stadium, which is located only several hundred metres next to the hill, thrice in the course of a race.
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The incredible German success streak continues also on the second day in Ramsau am Dachstein. Again, Team Germany took all the available podium positions with Eric Frenzel claiming his third victory, Fabian Rießle finishing 0.8 seconds later on his 26th birthday and youngster Vinzenz Geiger claimed his career-first podium 23.4 seconds after Frenzel.
World Cup leader Johannes Rydzek has returned to the top of the podium in the Austrian venue of Ramsau am Dachstein. After an intense fight until the finish line, Rydzek proved to be the stronger man in a duel with teammate Fabian Rießle. Eric Frenzel claimed the third position and Vinzenz Geiger made the German glory day complete with a fourth place.
Norwegian Espen Andersen has set his first-ever jumping victory on the highest level of the Nordic Combined sport in Ramsau am Dachstein today. The 23-year-old won with 95 metres which he jumped from gate 18 after a coach request. The majority of the field jumped from gate 20 but Andersen’s point total of 132.7 points proved to be unbeatable.
Black, red and gold have been the dominant colours on the first two weekends of the Nordic Combined World Cup which will now resume in Ramsau am Dachstein after an off-weekend. And Team Germany will for sure be on the hunt again… be that as the hunters of victories and podiums or as the hunted of the pack.
The season 2016/17 seems to be right on track. Green light in terms of the snow control also for the third World Cup weekend of the winter in Ramsau am Dachstein.
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.