After a one-year break, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix will be held again from 27th August until 5th September 2021.
A total of 10 competitions (5 for women, 5 for men) will take place in the span of 9 days, with two weekend- and one mid-week events.
Oberhof (GER) premiers with Grand-Prix-opening
The start of this year’s Summer Grand Prix is in Oberhof/Germany with a PCR on Friday, 27th August. On Saturday and Sunday, two Individual Gundersen competitions will take place on the Kanzlersgrund HS100 hill for the women and the HS140 hill for the men, followed by a 5K / 10k ski roller race in Steinbach-Hallenberg.
In 2019 Austrias Franz-Josef Rehrl won the Men’s first large hill event in Oberhof, while Antoine Gerard from France took the victory on day two.
The winner of the Women’s normal hill competitions were US-American Tara Geraghty-Moats and Gyda Westvold Hansen from Norway.
Oberhof will also host a Youth Cup on the 27th and 28th August, with two competitions each for boys and girls in YC 1 and 2.
Oberwiesenthal (GER) hosts 11th SGP in a row
The next stop of the 2021 FIS Nordic Combined Grand Prix will be in Oberwiesenthal/Germany, with a PCR on Tuesday, 31st August, and two Individual Gundersen competitions on 1st September. The tradition lives as Oberwiesenthal will be a SGP host for the 11th time in a row.
In 2019 Japanese Akito Watabe was the winner of the Men’s HS106 normal hill and 10K competition, while Tara Geraghty-Moats from the United States confirmed her strong form with another victory at the Women’s 5K race.
Villach (AUT) presents finals for the first time
The Grand Prix final will take place in Villach/Austria, starting with a PCR on Friday, 3rd September.
Women and men will both be competing in two Individual Gundersen on the HS98 normal hill on Saturday and Sunday, crowning the overall winners after their 5K / 10K roller ski races in the Villacher Alpen Arena.
In 2018, the last time Villach hosted a Grand Prix event, Ilkka Herola from Finland was at the top of the podium ahead of the Austrians Franz-Josef Rehrl and Mario Seidl.
The overall winners of 2019’s FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix were Austrian Franz-Josef Rehrl and Stefanija Nadymowa from Russia and it will be exciting to see who will take the lead after the one-year break in the upcoming weeks.
All information and schedules for the Grand Prix events in Oberhof, Oberwiesenthal and Villach can be found here.