OPA-L: Sieff and Nowak with clear victories in Baiersbronn
A total number of nine girls fought for the win at this weekend’s Alpencup in Baiersbronn. Due to heavy snowfall no jumping was possible on Saturday and the PCR had to be used, which was dominated by Italy’s Annika Sieff, who landed at 76.0m. Second was overall leader Jenny Nowak (GER) with a jump of 67.0m. Third place after jumping went to Lena Prinoth (ITA), who also landed at 67.0m.
Sieff’s jump gave her an advance of 1:08min that Nowak and Prinoth were not able to catch up during the race. In the end Sieff celebrated a clear victory ahead of her two pursuers. Fourth place went to Ema Volavsek (SLO), who was able to make up one place during the race, fifth was Lena Brocard (FRA), sixth Daniela Dejori (ITA).
On Sunday it was Jenny Nowak, who landed the longest jump on 83.5m. Second was Annika Sieff with a jump on 76.5m, third Lena Prinoth with 69.0m. Nowak started the race 36 seconds ahead of Sieff and one minute and 16 seconds min ahead of Prinoth and was able to enlarge her advance lap by lap. In the end she reached the finish line 53 seconds ahead of Sieff and 1:28min ahead of Prinoth. Fourth place once again went to Ema Volavsek (SLO), who showed yet another strong cross-country performance, fifth was Lena Brocard (FRA), sixth Silva Verbic (SLO).