Tim Hug wins fifth consecutive Swiss national title
With a time advantage of almost five minutes, 29-year-old Tim Hug has won his fifth consecutive national title since 2011 on the past weekend in Einsiedeln. Starting 29 seconds after jumping winner Tobias Birchler, Hug’s victory was not challenged at all. Setting the by far fastest race time of 28:52.7, Hug left Bircher who finally finished fourth far behind him.
In the end, it was +04:51.3 that separated Hug from runner-up Jan Kirchhofer. Mario Anderegg claimed the remaining spot on the podium, +05:23.2 behind Hug.
Eleven starters vied for the victory in the U16-category and it was Pascal Müller from Einsiedeln who came out victorious. With the best jump and 104.4 points in the jumping event, he had 23 seconds of head start on second-ranked Dominik Peter but finished a clear +01:44.7 ahead of Peter in the end. The third rank went to Elias Dietrich.