Marjan Jelenko clear winner of first Slovenian competition
The Slovenian team held their first competition in the Pokal Cockta series of the year and team leader Marjan Jelenko emerged as the clear winner. In the senior category, Marjan beat his teammates Jako Matko, Urh Krajncan and Leon Sarc with the significant time difference of three minutes and twenty seconds on second placed Matka.
Jelenko was already in the lead after the jumping part: 99.5 metres on Kranj’s HS 109 metre hill were enough to lead the field by one minute and five seconds. Leon Sarc ranked second with 90.5 metres but was overtaken by Matko and Kranjcan in the race. Matko held the third intermediate position, also with 90.5 metres but proved to be faster than teammate Sarc and also held off Urh Krajncan in the process.
In the end, Jelenko also had the fastest race time by far: he needed 23:05.0 for the roller ski distance, one minute and fourty seconds faster than the second-fastest athlete, Urh Krajncan.
In the U18 category which featured nine starters, Gasper Brecl won with a margin of 38 seconds on runner-up Ozbej Jelen. Matevz Malovrh ranked third, 53 seconds behind the winner.