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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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.
With the FIS Youth Cup finals in Trondheim coming closer, the excitement is rising for the decision of who the first-ever Nordic Combined Youth Cup overall winners will be. On the ladies’ side, this is the first time ever that an overall winner is crowned in the discipline of Nordic Combined.
With the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti behind us, it is back to World Cup business and with only four Individual Gundersen events to go, things are heating up in the fight for the overall victory.
The snow control for the two last World Cups on Norwegian soil in the season of 2016/17 was positive. All hills are in good shape and also with extra snow storage in case of bad weather. The weather report for the next 10 days shows stable cold weather, snow controller Terje Lund reports.