COC: Flaschberger storms to the win in Planica
The FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup in Planica continued today with just the Cross-Country part of the competition. Due to poor weather conditions the athletes went to the tracks with yesterday’s provisional round results. Fabian Steindl of Austria won the provisional round (133.5 m) and gained 25 second advantage over German Tobias Simon (132.5 m). Niyaz Nabeev from Russia in third position (130.5 m) was 56 seconds behind.
As yesterday, the best performances on cross-country skis came from the athletes from Austria and Germany. After finishing in 13th place Austrian Bernhard Flaschberger showed a great performance on the track and stormed to the win by setting the fastest time on the track and improving a 13th position to the victory. 3.3 seconds behind Flaschberger, German Tobias Haug crossed the finish line, while yesterday’s winner Lukas Greiderer finished in third place with a 7.2 second deficit.