Ready for takeoff - The Nordic Combined TRIPLE is here!
This weekend, Nordic Combined history will be made when the first-ever Nordic Combined Triple champion is crowned. The newest event is sure to push the athletes to the limit in the three-day stage competition.
The Triple aims to crown the best all-around athlete. Day one includes one ski jump and a 5 km prologue, designed to give sprinters a chance to shine. A standard Individual Gundersen competition will keep the athletes busy on Day Two. On the third and final day of competition, it will be test of sheer will as the athletes will complete two jumps and a 15 km race.
All athletes are allowed to start in the prologue on the first day of action. But that number will be trimmed down to just the Top 50 finishers on the Day Two. The grand finale on Sunday will feature only the Top 30 athletes as the field is further cut to include only the best of the best. On Sunday, first athlete to cross the finish line in the 15 km cross-country race is the first-ever Nordic Combined Triple champion.
Up for grabs is not only the honours of being the first Triple champion, but also double the amount of standard World Cup points and a big portion of the total 100.000 € prize money.
The Austrian venue of Seefeld, will serve as the host for the historic competition. The Organizing Committee prepared everything meticulously, despite not having a massive amount of snow.
The Nordic Combined Triple will begin with at 13:00 on Friday, 17th January with the first ski jumping competition. Fans can follow all the events via live timing on www.fis-ski.comInfosheet Nordic Combined Triple Seefeld