COC: Clemens Aigner ahead in Bischofshofen
The first competition of the Continental Cup weekend on the Paul-Ausserleitner-hill in Bischofshofen (AUT) ended with a home victory of Clemens Aigner.
The 23-year-old Austrian was already in the lead after the first round with 139.5 m, a jump on the same distance in the final and a total of 296.5 points then brought him his second win this season, after he already stood on top of the podium a week ago in Sapporo.
Tomas Vancura of the Czech Republic showed jumps of 137 m and 137.5 m and came in second with 287.8 points. This was the first podium finish in the COC for the Czech in about a year.
The third place went to Simon Ammann, who prefered to compete in Bischofshofen instead of the World Cup in Willingen after a training camp of the Swiss team in Planica this week. The four time Olympic Champion scored 282.6 points with his jumps of 140 m and 138 m.
Austria's Stefan Huber finished fourth, followed by Ammann's teammate Kilian Peier in fifth. Behind the Swiss, Nejc Dezman was the best of the Slovenes in sixth.
Pius Paschke was the best German on Saturday evening in seventh, with Davide Bresadola (8th) and Sebastian Colloredo (9th) two Italians were in the Top 10, that were completed by Austrian Maximilian Steiner.
Miran Zupancic of Slovenia, who was only 21st today, still leads the overall ranking of the Continental Cup with 494 points. Clemens Aigner is now second with 461 points, Florian Altenburger follows in third (423 points).