Extended Summer Grand Prix 2017 in the starting blocks

14 August 2017 11:25
Oberstdorf, SGP 2016, Ind. Gundersen
Oberstdorf, SGP 2016, Ind. Gundersen -
Romina Eggert

The 2017/18 season in Nordic Combined will be bigger than ever. Not only the winter season has been extended by one week by the addition of Klingenthal in late March but also the Summer Grand Prix starts in its traditional timeframe in late August but will only reach its big finals in late September in Planica, Slovenia.

Oberwiesenthal will welcome the Nordic Combined men for the kick-off event and also the Ski Jumping ladies for their Continental Cup from the 18th- 20th of August and of course the home crowd will be delighted to welcome the newly minted honorary citizen Eric Frenzel. 

One midweek event leads the athletes into Austria’s Montafon region. The organisers return to the calendar for the second time after the inaugural event was a big success in 2015. 

The first part of the Summer Grand Prix 2017 will be concluded with two events in Oberstdorf where the senior athletes will once more be joined by the FIS Youth Cup. The young Nordic Combined athletes - male and female - will have the second event of their summer season in Oberstdorf and can look forward to joint prize giving ceremonies with the Summer Grand Prix athletes again.

After the first intense week, all teams will return to a training stage and can look forward to another opportunity to test their progress against the international competition when the Summer Grand Prix will have its maiden edition at Planica (SLO) at the end of September.

The Summer Grand Prix will be the first opportunity to see if the German dominance of the past season has the potential to spill over into the Olympic year or if new contenders make their aspirations known. While legend Hannu Manninen will not make an appearance during the summer, fellow returnee Jason Lamy Chappuis might be seen at his international comeback. 

 

The program

OBERWIESENTHAL

Friday 18.08.

12:00 Official training HS 106

14:30 Provisional Competition Round HS 106

Saturday 19.08.

15:00 Trial Round HS 106

16:00 TEAM SPRINT Competition Round HS 106 

19:00 TEAM SPRINT 2x 7.5 km cross-country race

Sunday 20.08.

09:00 Trial Round HS 106

10:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN Competition Round HS 106 

13:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN 10 km cross-country race

 

MONTAFON

Tuesday 22.08.

17:00 Official training HS 108

19:00 Provisional Competition Round HS 108

Wednesday 23.08.

15:00 Trial Round HS 108 

16:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN Competition Round HS 108 

19:20 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN 10 km cross-country race

 

OBERSTDORF

Thursday 24.08.

18:00 Official training HS 137

following Provisional Competition Round HS 137

Friday 25.08.

18:00 Trial Round HS 137

19:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN Competition Round HS 137 

20:30 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN 10 km cross-country race

Saturday 26.08.

18:00 Trial Round HS 137

19:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN Competition Round HS 137 

20:30 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN 10 km cross-country race

 

PLANICA

Friday, 29.09.

15:00 Official Training HS 139

17:00 Provisional Competition Round HS 139

Saturday 30.09.

09:00 Trial Round HS 139

10:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN Competition Round HS 139

12:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN 10 km cross-country race

Sunday 01.10.

09:00 Trial Round HS 139

10:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN Competition Round HS 139

12:00 INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN 10 km cross-country race

 

Quick Facts:

HILLS

Fichtelbergschanze, Oberwiesenthal, HS 106

Montafoner Schanzenzentrum, HS 108

Erdinger Arena, Oberstdorf, HS 137

Velikanka, Planica Nordic Center, HS 139

 

TRACKS

Oberwiesenthal

2x 5x 1.5 km roller-ski city loop Team Sprint

6x 1.75 km roller-ski city loop Individual Gundersen

Montafon/Partenen

4x 2.5 km roller-ski city loop

Erdinger Arena/Oberstdorf

6x 1.75 km roller-ski city loop

Planica

5x 2 km roller-ski loop