Seefeld ready for World Championship test events

The Organisers of the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld (AUT) are ready for a full operational test this week when it will host the fifth edition of the Nordic Combined Triple alongside the FIS Cross-Country World Cup.

With all eyes on Seefeld 2019, the upgrades and improvements to the sport and venue infrastructure are complete, including brand-new cross-country track layouts.

As part of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann which returns to Seefeld for the first time since 1999, the venue will host sprint and mass start competitions for ladies and men on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup presented by Viessmann is looking ahead to its highlight which traditionally crowns the best all-around athlete after three days of competitions in Seefeld.

After a 5km competition on Friday and a 10km event on Saturday, the first athlete to cross the finish line in the 15km race on Sunday will be crowned the Triple Champion who wins the coveted Triple trophy and 200 World Cup points, double the normal amount.

The big question is if Eric Frenzel (GER) who has won all past four editions of the Triple can return strong to what he calls “his living room”. This season, the German superstar has struggled with his jumping form and is currently ranked eighth in the World Cup standings. He will face fierce competition from teammate Johannes Rydzek and a strong Norwegian squad including current World Cup leader Jan Schmid and Jarl Riiber.

Click here for the competition schedule.