With a population of about 180.000 people, Trondheim is the third biggest city in Norway and located in Sør-Trøndelag county. It was founded as early as 997 as a trading post and was the capital of Norway in the Viking Age until 1217. Trondheim it also famous for its Nidaros cathedral.
The Nordic skiing venue in Trondheim is called Granåsen and Nordic Combined World Cup and Continental Cup competitions have been hosted there quite regularly in the last years. Granåsen features a large HS 140 and a normal HS 105 hill and the stands can host up to 40.000 visitors. The first hill was inagurated in Graåsen in 1940 and since then, many reconstructions have taken place, the last one in 2008 when the large hill was transformed from HS 131 to HS 140. From 2013/14, the World Cup tours of ski jumping, ladies ski jumping and Nordic Combined stop in Trondheim. In 1997, Trondheim hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
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The German team has the amazing feature to always have one athlete to fill the gap if some of the other team members have a bad day. One day after Eric Frenzel’s triumph, it was Fabian Rießle who crowned himself the winner in Trondheim today. He faced fierce opposition from Norwegian Jarl Riiber, who was Rießle’s equal on the last steep uphill but had to concede defeat by 1.2 seconds at the finish line.
Eric Frenzel starts to really like the Norwegian venue of Trondheim and repeated his success from last year today again by beating World Cup leader Akito Watabe by 1 second. Fabian Rießle was the fastest of a big chasing group and out-sprinted teammate Johannes Rydzek and local hero Jørgen Graabak on the last metres. He finished 28.8 seconds behind winner and teammate Frenzel.
The last two weeks of the Nordic Combined season 2017/18 are jam-packed with competition action. After the traditional stop at the Holmenkollen on Saturday, the World Cup now moved to Trondheim to re-unite with the Nordic Combined juniors. Two joint competition days of World Cup and Youth Cup are awaiting the athletes at the last stop on Norwegian soil for this winter.
Eric Frenzel has been able to take valuable World Cup points with a victory in Trondheim today and took the yellow bib from Johannes Rydzek. Finishing 19.2 seconds earlier, he overtook and distanced his rival to 14 points in the overall World Cup standings. Fabian Rießle completed another all-German podium on the third rank, +22.2 seconds behind Frenzel.
Exciting racing was taking place on the first day of the FIS Youth Cup finals in Trondheim and the first winners are Jenny Nowak (GER), Hanna Midtsundstad (NOR), Stefan Rettenegger (AUT) and Aleksander Skoglund (NOR).
A beautiful jump of 138 metres catapulted Austrian Mario Seidl to the top of the PCR/Qualification result list in Trondheim. With 136.2 points, Seidl has a head start of 16 seconds on Manuel Faißt from Germany should the PCR have to be used tomorrow. Faißt landed 135.5 metres in a competition, which was not easy due to the wind conditions as well.