Good news also for the third level of the Nordic Combined sport: the cancelled Alpencup weekend in Seefeld has been rescheduled to take place at the Tyrolean venue during the beginning of January.
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.
Eric Frenzel made Nordic Combined history and added another big title to his growing collection of achievements. The German was uncontested in the traditional Nordic Combined event with two jumps and 15 kilometres of cross-country skiing.
The second day of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld is history and the competition couldn't be more exciting. Overall leader Eric Frenzel took today's win after one jump and 10 kilometres of cross-country skiing and crossed the finish line 26.4 seconds ahead of his closest adversary, teammate Johannes Rydzek who moved up on rank two in the TRIPLE ranking. The third rank went to Magnus Moan from Norway who finished 27.6 seconds after Frenzel.
Eric Frenzel won the first stage of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld. The German crossed the finish line first after one jump and five kilometres of cross-country racing. Magnus Moan from Norway finished 8.4 seconds behind him and claims an intermediate second rank in the TRIPLE overall. The third place after one third of the competitions went to Germany's Tino Edelmann who crossed the finish line 9.4seconds after the winner.
Haavard Klemetsen continues to shine on the jumping hill. The Norwegian won today's Provisional Competition Round preceding the TRIPLE in Seefeld with an amazing jump of 105 metres (127,4 p.), by far the longest jump of the day. Local hero Bernhard Gruber followed on rank two with 100,5 metres and 119,7 points. Young German Tobias Haug who continues his role as a regular in the leader board claimed the third position by showing 99 metres (119,4 p.)